Special to the Times-Record
Washington and Jefferson elementary schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week Nov. 19-21.
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles. Activities scheduled throughout the week included: crazy sock day - “sock it to drugs;” Spraying Mr. Fritel, the physical education teacher’s hair red; sports day when faculty and students dressed in their favorite sports wear; making red-beaded bracelets in guidance; and red day, when students and faculty were encouraged to wear red. Also, athletes from the college and the high school spoke to the elementary students about drugs, tobacco and alcohol use, and the “Red Ribbon Song’ was performed by a group of students lead by Mrs. Bopp.
The red ribbon symbolizes a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in our communities. Tying red ribbons on the fence surrounding the school yard signifies a drug-free area and a pledge to stay drug free.