A community beautification and youth drug and alcohol prevention project that took place during Red Ribbon Week in October will soon bear the fruits of its labor around town.
Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care and Elizabethtown Area School District, with the help of EACTC coalition members and community partners, planted 2,500 red tulip bulbs throughout the community this past fall. Warburton Nursery and Greenhouses donated the bulbs.
At EASD elementary schools, students had the opportunity to “Plant the Promise” by planting a red tulip bulb on school grounds or at home as a pledge to be drug free. Student groups at Bear Creek School, Elizabethtown Area Middle School, and Elizabethtown Area High School also planted red tulip bulbs. Northwest EMS, Elizabethtown post office and GracePointe Church allowed youth and coalition members to enhance the grounds around their buildings as well. When these flowers bloom, it will be a reminder of that pledge and community beautification.