About 750 fifth and sixth-graders marched through the streets of downtown Riverhead on Friday in an anti-drug campaign that has become a community tradition.

More than a thousand people took part in the two-hour event, including high school and junior high school cheerleaders, police and volunteer firefighters, teachers and school staff, parents and politicians, and students from other schools in the district -- all starting and ending at the Pulaski Street School.

The march ended with a talk by Deacon Curtis Highsmith of the First Baptist Church in Riverhead.

The school district has run an annual Say No To Drugs parade for 27 years as part of an active anti-drug program.

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