Schools hold Red Ribbon Week

Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Randall K. Little, superintendent of Escambia County Schools, announced recently that county school students will join Alabamians and others across the nation to raise awareness about drugs and encourage healthy choices as they celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. This year’s theme is “A Healthy Me is Drug Free!”

In Escambia County Schools each day of Red Ribbon Week, guidance counselors have a theme with corresponding activities planned for the students.

“Celebrating Red Ribbon Week allows us to raise awareness and encourage participation in drug-free activities,” said Donna L. Revel, Title IV coordinator for Escambia County Schools. “The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week.

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Little challenges others to join the schools and students, helping as they celebrate “A Healthy Me is Drug Free!” Citizens can show support by placing red ribbons and bows all over the community — office buildings, posts, trees, mailboxes, car antennas, front doors, bicycles, fire trucks, police cars, hospitals, and more. Of course, don’t forget to wear your red ribbon.