Young Marines promote drug prevention awareness
News-Sun staff report October 11, 2013 5:58PM
Presentation of the Mayoral Proclamation to the North Suburban Young Marines. Accepting from Antioch Mayor Hanson are (from left) YM Pfc. Werner Martin of Antioch, YM Pfc. Cierra McCabe and YM L.Cpl. Corbin McCabe, both of Gurnee.
Updated: December 11, 2013 3:36AM
The Young Marines of the Lake County Marine Corps League have been going around to towns to get support for National Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, and both Antioch and Park City have signed proclamations.
Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by the National Family Partnership and brings awareness to drug prevention programs nationwide.
The group includes Pfc. Werner Martin, 13, of Antioch and Pfc. Cierra McCabe, 11, and her brother L.Cpl. Corbin McCabe, 13, both of Gurnee.
Tina McCabe is a group leader and explains they have about 30 kids in the their county group from the age of 8 to the end of high school. “We drill every week (at Naval Station Great Lakes, North Chicago) and we always do a lot of community service,” she said, like a minimum of 50 hours per year.
“My kids wanted to join after they saw the group in a Zion parade,” said McCabe. It also helped that her ex-husband, Timothy, is in the U.S. Marines.
Adam Zak of the Antioch Lions Club said the group helped out at the annual chicken barbecue.
“They worked so hard and they were so courteous. We always look to support them,” he said, adding the Lions Club donated to the group and gave all the participants framed certificates of appreciation.
Anyone interested in joining the group can email McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit youngmarines.com.