During Brand’s visit to McLaurin, her tobacco free campaign, Tar Wars, was presented to fourth graders. She asked the group if smoking tobacco products was expensive. She went on to explain to them what they would spend in a year if they smoked a pack of cigarettes a week. One student said she would be able to purchase a new iPhone with that much money.
Mayor Dan Gibson came out to support and welcome Miss Mississippi to Natchez and thank her for coming to McLaurin. Students waved and cheered when he was introduced by McLaurin Principal Mrs. Martin.
In closing Branch’s asked the students to remember, “You’re never too young to make a difference in your school or community.”McLaurin Librarian Melanese Sibley and Assistant Librarian Cookie Gibbons would like to thank Miss Mississippi, Holly Brand, for speaking to our students about the dangers of tobacco. They also want to thank City of Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson for making time in his busy schedule to come to our school.