Free summer program for kids (boys and girls), 8 years old and up
Sponsored by Corrigan Housing Authority
JOE WALKER, SR. – leader/counselor
Corrigan Community Leaders Cooridinate Drug Awareness Event Geared Towards Their Youth, CORRIGAN, June 27, 2013 - Local Corrigan Counselor, Joe Walker, Sr. spoke to Corrigan youth on June 25, 2013 about the dangers of drugs, and being a responsible person and citizen. For such a small town, the gathering of over 100 people was a fantastic accomplishment as community leaders including City Manager Darian Hudman, Police Chief Darrell Gibson, Officer James Hight, Canine Police Leigh, Pastors Johnathan Clark and Jamey Brooks, Councilwoman Johnnie Brooks, Mayor Pro-Tem Johnna Lowe, Brenda Whitaker and special guest Bill Safford. Each speaker presented a variety of programs concerning the dangers of drugs, drug abuse, and safety issues during the summer break. Chief Darrell Gibson also spoke to the group about curfew rules and regulations. Gibson pointed out the privelege we have of such great freedom in this country, but how that freedom can be taken away when people choose to break the law. Officer James Hight demonstrated a variety of canine commands with Officer Leigh. Hight also demonstrated the use of Leigh in drug interdiction and arrest procedures.The event concluded with a hotdog supper.
Mayor Pro-Tem, Johnna Lowe stated "We hope to have even more people in attendance on July 9th. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. This program is to discourage drug and alcohol usage and abuse in our youth’s daily lives".
Several local businesses donated for the purchase of several of the gift cards. Program is sponsored by Corrigan Housing Authority. Food was provided by Corrigan Housing Authority. We also provided three $25.00 gift cards. The businesses included Durham Outdoor, Eaton Hardware, Sonic, Brock’s Cleaners, Bill Safford, Brookshire Brothers, El Caballito Restaurant, and Reinhardt Auto Parts.
The next meetingwill be Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Corrigan Housing Authority Community Center, across from Public Library thereafter; meetings will be second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
For more information contact: Joe Walker – 936-417-5009 or 936-635-7605 or Corrigan Housing Authority at 398-5351.
Program instructed by community youth program leader/counselor, Joe Walker, Sr.
Corrigan Police Chief, Darrell Gibson, speaks to local youth about the dangers of drugs and breaking the law.
Canine Officer Leigh demonstrates canine arrest takedown (Leigh is being assisted by Officer James Hight (left)).
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