High School Club to Help Stop Suicide

By Luke Phillips

Holtville High School’s Yellow Ribbon Club – a group that crusades to prevent suicide – will soon be working to prevent hunger in Holtville.

The club will host a spaghetti dinner at the Holtville Women’s Club on Thursday, Jan. 28, to raise funds to cover the cost of printing Yellow Ribbon pamphlets and provide lunch for club meetings.

The Women’s Club will be preparing the dinner which will include spaghetti, salad and garlic bread for $6 a plate. The Pasta was donated by Jeff Plourd of El Toro Exports, the salad was donated by MVG farms and desserts will be provided and sold by the Yellow Ribbon Club. Club members will also be on hand to serve the dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Yellow Ribbon is a worldwide club designed to raise awareness of the problems of youth suicide, depression, and stress. It also works to reduce the stigma of mental health issues and empower young people with the means to ask for help. The group is active in all 50 states as well as 47 other countries and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and the Today Show.

The Holtville Women’s Club is located at 219 E. 6th St.  A drive-through will be set up to serve the spaghetti dinners.