Program to teach Willacy County children dangers of drug abuse

RAYMONDVILLE — For the second year, a program offers Willacy County children a week of fun while helping them learn the dangers of drug abuse.

Communities Against Substance Abuse, or CASA, will hold KidsFest from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Reber Memorial Library, 149 North Fourth St., Raymondville.

“We want to support programs like CASA here in Willacy County because of the awareness and education they are bringing to our families on drug prevention,” County Judge Aurelio Guerra said in a statement.

The free event, to honor U.S. service men and women, veterans and other “superheroes,” will feature a carnival, parade, arts and crafts, archery, a pet show and other activities.

Law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Border Patrol, local police and sheriff’s departments and the San Benito Police Department SWAT team will offer information.

Other agencies offering information will include the Willacy County Emergency Medical Services, the American Red Cross and the Harlingen Humane Society.

For more information, contact the library at 956-689-2930 or Rosalie Tristan at 956-966-0714.