“Placing Drug Abuse in a Box” is the theme of the 21st Annual March against Drugs and Violence, set for 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse Lawn.
Free T-shirts will be given to the first 250 people to attend the event, which also includes free barbecue and refreshments, informational tables and swag bags.
Mayor Bill Cole, Police Chief Rich St. John, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Travis Birney will speak, according to a news release from event organizer Mike Yakawich. City Councilman Chris Friedel will read a letter from Tim Fox, Montana’s attorney general.
Two women from Passages, the women’s drug and alcohol treatment unit, will also speak, followed by Yellowstone County Commissioner Denis Pitman.
Once participants have marched through the downtown, they’ll return to the Courthouse Lawn for free barbecue and door prizes.