Red Ribbon Week came to an end Thursday night as the Neligh-Oakdale elementary took to the track for the school's first-ever Glow Walk.
About two hundred people walked the track between 7-8 p.m. to help support a drug-free and healthy lifestyle. There were students, siblings, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and administrators at the event, which was the first Warrior outing held specifically on the new track.
Elementary guidance counselor Becky Kerkman organized the Glow Walk and all of the Red Ribbon Week events. The evening began with the elementary classes joining together for chants about healthy living, and then the pack of people headed to the track for the walk.
"I was really happy with the turnout," Kerkman said. "We had all ages coming together to visit and support healthy living, and that's what this was all about."
Participants donned glow necklaces that could be seen all around the track. Some students jogged the first lap while others walked casually for the hour. Several parents pushed their youngsters in strollers on the track, as well, since it was a family event.
"I really wanted to do this for people to exercise and have fun while celebrating being healthy," Kerkman said. "I think that happened, so I'm really happy with the way the evening went."
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