HAZARD – Carr Creek Elementary School has been named the 2009 UNITE Elementary School Club of the Year for the Kentucky River region.

The UNITE Excellence Award was presented during the first of three regional Operation UNITE “Piercing the Darkness of Drugs” Youth Summits held Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Hazard.
Carr Creek Elementary has had a UNITE Club since the 2006-07 school year.
The club, sponsored by Debra Slone and Rebecca Marcum, has consistently maintained a membership of approximately 80 students.

Among the community projects earning Carr Creek top honors was “Paint The Mall,” where anti-drug messages were placed on store windows.

The school also conducted two special events – a “Boys Night Out” and a “Girls Night Out.” During these activities volunteers from the community came in to share information and conduct exciting programs.

The club gave back to their community by participating in the annual PRIDE cleanup day.