Spy Minute: Meet the Purple Ambassadors


Truth be told, it is very hard to remember a more successful early rollout of a public education campaign then Talbot County’s recent kickoff for Talbot goes Purple. Over the last few weeks, there has been a cascading awareness throughout the County of the Purple project through the use of bumper stickers, T-shirts, and a regular stream of press releases and community outreach events. All in the name of creating much greater awareness of local substance abuse.


Ambassadors Savanah Turner, John Duty, Colin Elliott and Corey Wazniak.

This initiative of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and the Tidewater Rotary, in partnership with Talbot County Public Schools and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, seems to many as an extremely promising first start in a long-term effort to engage young people to understand the dangerous drug epidemic that now surrounds them.

Given that the primary audience for Talbot Goes Purple is young people, the Spy spent a few moments with four leaders of the Easton High School this week to understand first hand how they became involved and what the main message will be to their peers over the next year.

This video is approximately two minutes in length. For more information about Talbot Goes Purple please go here

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