Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pratt City Community to Celebrate Red Ribbon Day, October 18

One of the entries in the Red Ribbon Day contest. 

Pratt City Library staff members Lenairria Creer, Fannie Jolly, Alexandria Mitchell, and Deborah Blackmon will serve on a panel of judges to decide the winners of the Red Ribbon Day poster contest. Students from South Hampton Elementary and Jackson Olin High School designed posters using the theme "Love Yourself. Be Drug Free."

Red Ribbon Day is an annual event observed in the Pratt City community and across the country that focuses on drug, alcohol, and violence prevention. The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign to recognize two DEA agents murdered in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Angene Coleman, representative from Olivia's House, and residents will be on hand to help promote the program and enjoy the festivities.

Red Ribbon Day will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014, in the heart of Pratt City on Carline Avenue. Come sign the Red Ribbon Pledge and enjoy food, live music, health fairs, and more. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to the winners of the poster contest.

Deborah Drake
Pratt City Library

No comments: