- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Red Ribbon Week contest aims to prevent youth drug, alcohol abuse
National Family Partnership (NFP) has announced the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. This public service campaign helps parents and teachers prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse.
Following is how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:
1. Students bring the Red Ribbon Week message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox or fence with a red ribbon and this year’s theme, “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.”
2. Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload to redribbon.org/contest by Nov. 4 (must be 18 or older to upload photos).
3. The voting begins! Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry at redribbon.org/vote Nov. 5-19.
Ten winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at redribbon.org Dec. 6 and recognized at winning schools throughout December.
“Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week’s message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest,” said the NFP’s Volunteer President Peggy Sapp. “By decorating their homes together with this year’s Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities.”
The nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign reaches more than 80 million people nationwide.
The DEA is co-sponsoring this year’s national contest.
Posted Oct. 16, 2013