Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 24, 2013

“Stop Bullying” program returns to the area for 2013

GREENSBURG – Last year, Terry Powell, the owner of Buffalo Wings & Rings, teamed up with local racer J.T. Stapp, also known as the “Tree City Tornado,” and several local businesses to offer a program to stop bullying in area schools.

The aptly-named “Stop Bullying” pledge involves local schools holding a day for students to officially take the pledge not to bully other students, as well as standing up and speaking out against bullying while treating others with respect and kindness. In exchange for taking the pledge, each student receives an orange “Stop Bullying” bracelet that entitles them to special rewards at participating local businesses.

Last year, Powell reported about 6,000 signed pledges from all Greensburg schools, North and South Decatur elementary and high schools, Hauser High, Hope Elementary, Jac-Cen-Del elementary and high school and many individual participants. This year, Powell expects participation to grow to 7,000 students. Any local school interested in participating may contact Terry Powell at

Students can wear their bracelets to participating local businesses to receive free rewards for being involved in the program. Monday through Thursday, kids under 11 can get a free meal and kids over 11 can get a free drink with a paid food order at Buffalo Wings & Rings. While wearing a bracelet, students can receive a free popcorn with a movie ticket purchase at Wolf Theatres Monday through Thursday. On Sundays, students can swim at the Decatur County Family YMCA for free from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Henningsen’s Flowers & Gifts offers 10 percent off flowers or corsage orders anytime to bracelet wearers.

The orange “Stop Bullying” bracelet must be worn to receive treats and many wear it all the time. Students may also enjoy a free game of bowling at Parkside Lanes anytime, though shoe rental is not included. Free archery and shooting lessons are available Saturdays at Cutting Edge Sporting Goods.

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