Sunday, December 8, 2013

Avoid becoming a statistic by knowing some

Christmas vacation is around the corner. It's a great time to be away from school, close to family and friends and worship the Savior that was the greatest Christmas present we have ever received. 

Unfortunately, this time of year also includes a rise in alcohol-related accidents. Avoid becoming a statistic by knowing some.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), deaths from drinking and driving spike around the holidays, with alcohol being blamed for about 52 percent of fatal collisions on Christmas and 57 percent on New Years compared to a rate of 41 percent for the entire year. In addition to the more than 1,200 alcohol-related deaths that will occur on the road this holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 25,000 people will be injured.

So what can you do? 

For starters, plan on attending Example's Christmas party.  There you will find fun and cookies and pizza and white elephants and ugly Christmas sweaters.  You will also find young men and women who are not interested in drinking or using drugs.  You will find young men and women who daily face the challenges and temptations of drugs and alcohol, but are striving to make God-pleasing decisions. 

The Example Christmas party is Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7:00. The cost is $3.00.  Lutheran North students only. 

Contact Mr. Brandt if you have any questions.