For Immediate Release: December 20, 2011


For Further Information contact: 
Mary Kaye Allemond, Project KNØW Coordinator, 721-3800


Alcohol-Free Mardi Gras Zone for Kids, Tweens and Teens
Presented by Project KNØW, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the
LA Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

LAKE CHARLES, La. (December 20, 2011) - "The Zone" will be present once again for the 2012 Mardi Gras festivities! The 4th Annual event will take place Tuesday, February 21st, from Noon-5:00pm, in the empty parking lot between the Charleston Building and the Parish Courthouse on Ryan Street.

The Zone is an area located along the main parade route that is completely alcohol and tobacco free. The event is kid-friendly and is filled with free fun activities, entertainment, and food. The Zone began four years ago as a program of Project KNOW and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, and was designed to offer a safe, yet fun environment for the community's youth to enjoy the Mardi Gras holiday. Since the first year the event has continued to grow, not only in attendance, but also with community support. In 2010, the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living joined forces with Project KNOW as an event partner.

For More information about "The Zone", please contact Mary Kay Allemond at 721-3800. Bring the entire family and let the good times roll at "The Zone!"