Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31
Red ribbons reading, “A Healthy Me is Drug Free” will be worn across District 50 next week as the community honors Red Ribbon Week and a commitment to keep people free of drugs and alcohol abuse.
The Board of Education formally adopted a proclamation last week showing its support for the important effort. The proclamation reads, in part, “it is imperative that visible, unified prevention efforts by community members be launched to eliminate the demand for drugs.”
Three members of the Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.) attended the meeting to thank board members for their support of their efforts.
Phyllis Aschenbrenner spoke for the group and outlined all of the activities that are planned to highlight the week. Many schools will have banners that focus on the week’s message and school busses will have streamers. In addition, some students will receive bookmarks with the anti-drug and alcohol message.
It’s not clear if the traditional visit to elementary schools by National Guard helicopters will occur this year because of the shutdown of the Federal Government.
More information about the National Family Partnership and the Red Ribbon Campaign can be found here.
Posted October 17, 2013