The Community Awareness Program annual “Say No to Drugs March” kicked off in front of Pulaski Street school at 9:30 Friday morning with Riverhead Police Officer Dennis Cavanagh, this year’s honoree and keynote speaker also the Riverhead-News Review’s 2013 Public Servant of the Year, leading the procession with four other motorcycle officers from Southold Town, Sheriff’s Office and Suffolk County Police Department.
“I’ve been part of this event for many years,” said Cavanagh. “I’m honored to be involved, and thrilled to be helping students understand they have the right and the power to make smart choices.”
“Officer Cavanagh leads the march every year on his highway patrol motorcycle,” said Felicia Scocozza, CAP’s executive director. “We are excited to also have him as our keynote speaker this year.”
Over 700 fifth and sixth grade Pulaski Street Elementary School students marched for several blocks carrying signs and shouting “Say No” slogans.