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Red Ribbon Week: October 29, 2018

Red Ribbon Week  

October 29, 2018

Annual Drug Prevention Celebration

Our community and schools will celebrate Red Ribbon Week during the month of October.  This is an annual national drug prevention celebration. The D.E.A. estimates that over 80 million people celebrate this event!  Adults can support our youth to make a pledge to live a drug free life. All students will be offered the RED WRISTBAND symbolic of this pledge.  Discount fliers will be available for students from local businesses for free/discounted items for wearing their bands throughout the week. OHS S.H.O.C. (Students helping Others Choose”) is active during the week along with local Noon Kiwanis. A variety of activities are hosted for our youth. Our schools will have Red adorning hallways, pledge banners and OMS/OHS prevention lunchbooths. There will be a 4th grade prevention poster contest and pizza party honoring poster winners on Friday 11-2-18.  SHOC /Kiwanis provide food and fun for the afternoon. Many of these posters will be displayed in local storefronts.  Families are encouraged to attend our RRW “Kickoff” event in Central Park from 5-6:30 p.m. on Monday 10-29-18. SHOC will engage kids in fun games & activities, face painting, and pledge booths. Kiwanis will serve a free meal and root beer for all who attend. SHOC partners with our Steele Co. Safe & Drug Free  Coalition hosting prevention booths with a variety of information and drug prevention promotional items. Also attending are school administrators, local law enforcement, SADFC  members, United Way representatives and Mayor Kuntz.  Support our youth and encourage each of them to make a pledge to live a drug free lifestyle!! Parents are also encouraged to become involved in our community drug prevention coalition!  You may receive information on how to get involved down at the park on Monday night. Hope to see you down at Central Park on October 29th!              


Nancy Williams, MSW LICSW

School Social Worker & SHOC Advisor                                                                                                                                                        

Owatonna Public Schools