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Kick Butts Day held in Georgetown

Malaya Johnson and Brendan Joseph find plenty of butts to cleanup in Georgetown. BY STEVEN BILLUPS
April 10, 2013

Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco, was commemorated March 20 in Georgetown. More than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States participate in the program.

Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. In Georgetown, the Boys and Girls Club and the First State Community Action Agency’s After School students started their Kick Butts day with their annual cleaning up the cigarette butts around the Georgetown Circle.

After the cleanup, the participants learned about the dangers of tobacco and joined in activities to help prevent tobacco use.