Event aims to educate about drinking and driving
| April 28, 2011 12:00 PM
An event next week at Libby High School
is designed to remind teens and adults about the dangers associated
with drinking and driving.
The From Shattered Dreams To Living
Your Dream program will be Wednesday, May 4 at the high school gym
from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m.
The program involves a dramatization of
an alcohol-related crash on the high school campus. Students watch
as police and ambulance personnel respond to the scene.
In 2010, 20 percent of Lincoln County
eight, 10th and 12th graders reported binge drinking in the last
two weeks. Binge drinking is the consumption of five or more drinks
in a row by men or four or more drinks in a row by women.
Some 32 percent of students in the
county reported having ridden in a car in the past 30 days with
someone who had been drinking.
As part of the Shattered Dreams
program, Michael Gershe will present The Magic of Life talk. Gershe
shares a son’s story of how a tragic drunken driving incident
killed his mother and almost himself when he was barely 8 weeks old
impacted his life.
Combining stand-up comedy, audience
participation, The Magic of Life is not only an alcohol awareness
program, but also a program that inspires people to pursue their