Kurn Hattin Celebrates Red Ribbon Week / Autumn Chores Farm Week
WESTMINSTER, VT— The week of October 28 – November 1 is bustling at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. The week’s events feature Kurn Hattin’s annual celebration of national Red Ribbon Week, when faculty and students focus on drug and alcohol prevention, anti-bullying, and Internet safety. Students attend workshops, participate in role plays, watch films, and write poems and essays reflecting those themes.
In addition, students will be wrapping up harvest season on the farm and prepping for winter with Autumn Chores Farm Week, picking the last of the apple crop, pressing fresh cider, planting garlic, and digging potatoes.
***Credentialed media are invited to attend and report on/photograph the following events. Please contact Jaimie Scanlon for scheduling: email@example.com, 802-490-2164.
8:00 – 10:00 AM – Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off Assembly
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Autumn Farm Chores
1:30 – 3:00 – Red Ribbon Week Sessions: What is Bullying? What is Harassment?
9:00 AM – 12:00 – Student groups rotate between Red Ribbon Week Activities and Farm Chores
12:00 – 2:30 – Film: Bully and follow-up discussion
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Visitors from University of Vermont teach farm safety; Student groups rotate between Red Ribbon Week Activities and farm
1:00 – 3:00 PM – Red Ribbon Week Sessions: What is Bullying? What is Harassment?
9:00 AM -Noon – Student groups rotate between Red Ribbon Week Activities
12:10 – Halloween Parade!
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Windham County Sheriff Visitors focus on making smart, health choices; Red Ribbon Week Session: “Too Smart to Start!”
2:00 – 3:00 PM – Red Ribbon Week Poetry and Essays Read aloud, awards distributed
7:30 PM – Windham Orchestra / Kurn Hattin Homes Collaborative Performance: Resounding Hills: A Transformative Musical Collaboration
Established in 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vermont is a charitable, year-round home and school for boys and girls, ages 6-15, who are affected by tragedy and social or economic hardship. Kurn Hattin Homes transforms the lives of children and their families forever.