Students from Wheeling Park were out and about this morning to encourage their friends not to drink or do drugs on prom night.
The Students Against Destructive Decisions Club teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their annual “Tie One On” event.
They tied red ribbons on the cars of students and staff members in school parking lot.
The ribbons are intended to serve as a visual visual reminder to stay safe on prom weekend and the rest of the school year.
The students said it’s a way to encourage their peers to lead a substance free lifestyle and make better decisions.
WPHS SADD Member, Victoria Parks said, “With Prom coming up and you also have graduation and it’s very common around this time of year people seem to want to go out and have fun and we just want to let them know that if we do have fun to be safe.”
WPHS SADD Member, Elisabeth McNeil said, “When you see the ribbon on your car, even if some people get annoyed when the see it and they are like oh man but it’s at least something they see and they do read it and they understand,this is an issue.”
SADD members also placed fliers around the school that said ” Please Return Monday”.
They included anti-drug and alcohol messages as well as reminders not to text and drive and to wear seat belts.