Orange Beach Elementary School students collected over 1,700 new and gently used books for the Red Ribbon service project to donate to Reach Out and Read Alabama. One theme during the week was "No Monkeying Around with Drugs 'Cause We're Bananas Over Books." Reach Out and Read Alabama partners with local doctors to provide books to young patients under their care. Pediatricians, Dr. Kathleen Lovile in Gulf Shores and Dr. Jessica Hagemeier in Bay Minette participate in the program and were recipients of some of the donated books. Other doctors and dentists in Baldwin County received books as well. The Red Ribbon Leadership Committee members are: Jake Lartique, Maddie Scarbrough, Ansleigh Lazenby, Andrew Smith, and Rhett Kaiser. Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by Fran Drake, school counselor.