GLADWIN – Gladwin Intermediate students participated in Red Ribbon Week activities the week of Oct. 15-19. Mrs. Kristy Lyons, School Social Worker, organized spirit days focused on choosing healthy activities instead of using drugs. Learning to do a positive community activity instead of being involved with drugs or alcohol was a big part of the festivities as well. The annual GIS canned food drive was the designated community service project whereby students, families, and staff donated food that was delivered to the Sacred Heart Mission. The students were challenged by Mr. Cote, GIS principal, to bring in at least 1,500 cans throughout the week. This year, students collected a total of 3,176 items for the food drive! For meeting the goal, Mr. Cote ate a smelly concoction of food items as a “stew” at the Red Ribbon assembly. The assembly was held to spread the message to the students to say “NO” to drugs and alcohol. Mr. Randle’s class won the contest for top collecting class and will enjoy a pizza party. We’d like to thank the students, parents, community and staff members who worked on making this activity a huge success!