On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Mesquite Mayor Al Litman will present awards to area students for their artwork and personal essays which they created as part of an educational project on the importance of breathing clean indoor air. The award ceremony will be part of the regular meeting of the Mesquite City Council, beginning at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

More than 500 local students at Mesquite elementary, middle and high schools and Bunkerville Elementary School received lessons sponsored by Mesquite Citizens for Clean Indoor Air and the American Lung Association in Nevada, about the importance of breathing clean, smoke-free air indoors. Following the lessons the students created art and wrote essays expressing how they feel about the issue.

 The art is the result of a unique art and health education project as a part of Red Ribbon Week, an annual national program of the National Family Partnership to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

All of the art will be on display in City Hall beginning Jan. 19. The public is invited to view the art and to attend the awards ceremony.

For more information, call Chris Picior, Citizens for Clean Indoor Air at 435-229-9964.