Standing straight: Olivia O'Sullivan, left, and Emma Fojtik, sophomores at Oak Park and River Forest High School, attend an anti-drug rally at Scoville Park, on Sunday.J. GEIL/Staff Photographer

An estimated 200 people participated in Sunday’s anti-drug march and rally at Scoville Park to raise awareness about substance abuse among teens.

Organized by the Oak Park and River Forest Parent Action Committee, the march started at two separate locations early Sunday: Keystone Park in River Forest, and the tennis courts at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Carrying signs with the day’s theme—”Clean Mind, Clean Spirit”— the marchers ended up at Scoville Park for a rally. Sunday’s event was co-sponsored by the Oak Park Township Youth Services. The parent action committee is an off-shoot of OPRF’s Citizens’ Council, which spearheaded the drug awareness campaign with the high school earlier this spring. The group is also hosting monthly parent cafes for people to talk about and find solutions about the issue. The next café is scheduled for Oct. 27 at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St.

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