Campus Crime Stoppers to host Moonlight Walk Against Drugs April 23

Jenna Horn

Members of the Crime Stoppers program are hosting the Moonlight Walk Against Drugs April 23. The event will begin in D.L. Ligon Coliseum at 7 p.m. and the walk around Sikes Lake will take place when the sun goes down.

Members of community can come out and enjoy free food and drinks, live music, and face painting. Organizers will distribute glow sticks and necklaces to everyone before the walk.

“The moonlight walk is a free, and family-friendly event open to the community,” Elwyn Ladd, campus police officer, said. “We really want everyone to learn about and take advantage of Crime Stoppers.”

Kevin Paniagua, junior in exercise physiology, said, “If there’s free food I’ll probably be there. As a broke college student, I’ll take all the free food I can get.”

Participating in the walk is free, as is the food and drinks offered at the event, but the Crime Stoppers will be selling T-shirts at the event for $10.

“The money we get from selling the T-shirts is going to be reward money for those that report any criminal activity through Crime Stoppers,” Ladd said.

The Crime Stoppers program allows people to earn a cash reward for calling a tip line and reporting possible criminal activity. The tip money raised from selling the T-shirts will be split up between the 16 different campus Crime Stopper programs in the Archer, Clay and Wichita counties.