About 150 young students attended a drug awareness event at the Fresno Elks Lodge on Saturday and shared what they would rather do than drugs.
Students from McCardle and Robinson elementary schools in Fresno Unified School District joined kids from Westside Elementary School and Girl Scout Troop No. 889 for the event at the lodge. The kids watched a demonstration by a California Highway Patrol K9 unit and listened to a presentation from Fresno police officer Felipe Lucero.
Susan Good, the grant coordinator for the Elk Lodge, said that during one activity, kids said they would rather smell flower or walk on the beach than do drugs. They also took a drug information quiz.
When the kids got antsy after a while, Good said, they met the drug awareness mascot "Elroy the Elk," who led them in a dance.
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