Red Ribbon Week at Ponca City Public Schools
Ponca City Now - October 27, 2022 6:52 am
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each year.
This year’s event is October 24 through October 28.
According to the Red Ribbon Week website, this event is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.
Red Ribbon Week was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a Drug-Free America.
Ponca City Public Schools have been participating in Red Ribbon week.
Mrs. Gory’s fourth grade class at Garfield Elementary wore red on Tuesday in recognition of Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the day was “Smarties Choose to be Drug and Bully Free!”