STUDENTS TO REQUEST A PROCLAMATION FOR RED RIBBON WEEK AT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Students from Tuscarawas County high schools will meet with our Board of Commissioners next week to request a proclamation for Red Ribbon Week.

Students will meet with commissioners on Monday, October 21st, at 9:15 a.m.

Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign observed each year from October 23-31st. During Red Ribbon Week, red ribbons and the color red symbolize commitment to raising awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. In Tuscarawas County Youth to Youth, a drug prevention program provided by Personal & Family Counseling Services, Red Ribbon Week is an opportunity to celebrate teens who are making healthy, drug-free choices. The students meeting with our Board of Commissioners feel passionate about this initiative and have been working to spotlight Red Ribbon Week in their schools and communities.

As stated in the proclamation, our Board of Commissioners will be requested to “hereby proclaim the week of October 23-31, 2018, as Red Ribbon Week and encourage Tuscarawas County citizens to support and participate in drug prevention education activities, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to a drug-free state.”

Youth to Youth groups across Tuscarawas County will spend October implementing Red Ribbon-themed initiatives. The Tuscarawas County Courthouse will also be lit in red during October 23-31st in observance of Red Ribbon Week.

For more information, please contact Hannah Yoder at (330) 440-7319.

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