Looking Back 25 Years
From the archives of the Jefferson Valley Museum
November 23, 2016
November 27, 1991
Schools plan special program for National Drugged and Drunk Driving Week. To dramatize the high death rates in teenagers due to alcohol-related accidents, the local DUI Task Force, the Sheriff’s Reserves and student organizations are hosting a “Ghost Out” in early December.
Students chosen at random will be removed from the classroom by the “Grim Reaper” at the rate of one every ten to twelve minutes. That rate coincides with the frequency of DUI fatalities, DUI Task Force member Leonard Wortman said.
The faces of the students will be painted w...