Town Hall Concerts Promote Drug Prevention and Positive Choices


Press Release

Several schools throughout Carbon County hosted a Town Hall Concert for family, community leaders and citizens. Sponsored by the CARE (Carbon Addiction Reduction and Elimination) Coalition, elementary students sang songs about making good choices and saying no to drugs and alcohol.

The series of three concerts kicked off at Creekview Elementary on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Using material from the Prevention Dimensions curriculum, hosts Steve and Lisa James accompanied students during the performance. Songs included messages of tolerance, understanding and a drug free lifestyle.

East Carbon residents were treated to a concert at Bruin Point Elementary Thursday night, Nov. 10. Following the performance, attendees were treated to bingo, snacks and refreshments as part of a school fundraiser.

Finally, Sally Mauro Elementary concluded the series of town hall concerts on Friday evening, Nov. 11. Kindergarten through fifth grade students performed musical numbers and read several facts regarding drug and alcohol prevention.

Prevention Dimensions is endorsed by the Utah Board of Education and fits into the state’s Common Core curriculum. The music performed by the students was also written by Steve James himself.

Because the program’s main message is drug prevention and making good choices, the CARE Coalition sponsored the event. Key leaders from the coalition, including Carbon County Commissioner Casey Hopes, USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson, East Carbon Mayor Doug Parsons and Price City Council Member Layne Miller, each attended one or more performance. Several coalition board members were also in attendance.

The CARE Coalition is made up of community leaders, prevention experts and citizens committed to providing a safe environment that empowers youth to be healthy, successful and compassionate members of the community. Through events such as the town hall concerts, the coalition strives to encourage local youth to be successful, drug-free members of Carbon County.


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