Top: Members of the Ortega Middle School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and their adult sponsors show the cigarette butts they picked up just between the middle school and Carroll Park on Wednesday afternoon, Kick Butts Day, in Alamosa. School Counselor Bill Brooks said the number of cigarette butts decreased from last year, which is an encouraging sign. He reminded smokers that smoking in the public park is prohibited. After the youth completed their community service project they were treated to pizza by the Alamosa County Public Health Department.
Bottom: From left Ortega Middle School eighth graders Taylor Arellano and Hannah Castillo and seventh grader Hailee Castillo pick up cigarette butts at Carroll Park in Alamosa on Wednesday afternoon.