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KACIE GOODE/The Kentucky Standard
Area high school students took part in the first Green Dot flag football event Thursday evening, held at Bardstown High School.
PHOTOS: Flag football

Area high schools came together for a flag football event Thursday evening at Bardstown's Garnis Martin Field.

The event, a first for the area, was part of the Green Dot program, an ongoing effort adopted two years ago to reduce bullying and dating violence among teens.

Bardstown High, Thomas Nelson, Nelson County and Bethlehem students all took part in the event either playing or running activities.

Several community partners were also on hand with educational material on domestic violence, child abuse and more.