Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. The Red Ribbon Campaign 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 towards 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.
Red Ribbon Ceremony 2019
Red Ribbon Week in 2019 kicked off at Higland Falls Intermediate School on October 21, 2019. The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County partnered with the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Centeral School District to convey the 2019 Red Ribbon Week theme: 'Send A Message. Stay Drug Free. Surrounding Orange County students participated in activities that encourage a healthy, drug free lifestyle.
Red Ribbon Ceremony 2018
The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County partnered with Pine Bush Central School District for Orange County’s Red Ribbon Week that kicked off on October 22, 2018 at Pine Bush High School. The theme for 2018 was ‘Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free’. Pine Bush High School, the host school for 2018, welcomed students from across Orange County where they engaged in activities that promote a drug free and healthy lifestyle.
Red Ribbon Kick Off Districts History:
2019 Highland Falls - Fort Montgomery
2018 Pine Bush
2017 Valley Central
2016 Port Jervis
2012 Greenwood Lake
2010 Valley Central
2009 Port Jervis
2006 Warwick Valley
2005 Highland Falls
Red Ribbon Kick Off Memories
Red Ribbon Week Bow Hanging at the Orange County Government Center - 2020
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