Trinity County schools have joined the national Red Ribbon Week campaign to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon week from October 23rd-31st each year. This year’s national theme is “Life is your journey. Travel Drug Free.”
Most of our local schools mark the week with dress up days and activities to promote healthy life choices. For example, Lewiston Elementary School wore red on Monday to support a drug free life, camouflage on Tuesday to join the fight against drugs, wore a positive character costume to show good character on Wednesday, shades and/or a cap to shade out drugs on Thursday, and donned crazy hair & socks to go wild about being drug-free on Friday! They signed banners pledging to be drug-free, ran obstacle courses to stay fit, and even sang songs about healthy choices. Way to go Trinity County schools!
Contributed by PATH member Ann Hill, Trinity County Office of Education