‘No Booz Cruise’ is Saturday

Young people, ages 13-17, get a chance this Valentine’s weekend to celebrate puppy love when the National Drug Council hosts it’s ‘No Booz Cruise’ Saturday.

The event is intended to provide age-appropriate, wholesome, alcohol-free entertainment, with supervision for young people looking for something to do on the Valentine’s weekend.

The NDC first hosted a ‘No Booz Cruz’ in December 2003 and against the background of numerous requests from teens, has once again decided to stage the event.

‘The NDC looks forward to hosting events such as these in which young people can be entertained in an alcohol-free atmosphere and where they can see the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle,’ noted Mrs. Catherine Chesnut, Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

‘We feel this event is especially timely this year, as entertainment options have become more limited following hurricane Ivan,’ she added.

The cruise takes place on the The Sundancer, which will board at Safehaven at 7pm. It leaves the dock at 7.30pm and returns by 11pm. Sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Guest DJ will be Atom Force. This time, cruise participants can have their photos taken and receive a 4’x6′ memento of the event, with photography and prints provided by Island Photo.

The cruise will also feature prize giveaways. Cost is $10 (single) and $15 (couple). The price for couples includes a 4×6′ photo.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the NDC’s projects.

The NDC’s outreach to young people includes an annual drug use survey in schools, national drug awareness month, and summer programmes that teach life skills classes.