The Pride Troupe performed at the first annual Roll Out the Red Ribbon Gala recently hosted by Pride Youth and Community Resources at Benedict’s Planation in Mandeville. Skits about creating a revolution against drugs were presented by Pride Troupe members who bring the message ‘Love Yourself. Be Drug Free’ to middle and junior high schools around St. Tammany Parish.
Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationally Oct. 23-31. Pride of St. Tammany distributed more than 25,000 wristbands to local schools and 20,000 ribbons and stickers from the local Drug Enforcement Administration office throughout the community.
Pride offers resources to help promote a drug-free lifestyle. Its offices are at 100 West 23rd Ave. in Covington. For information, call (985) 985-727-7710.