2021 Red Ribbon Week at the Clay County Courthouse

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Times Reporter IVY JACOBS

National Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually during Oct. 23-31 to honor people who have been killed due to the violence of drugs. The National Family Partnership created red Ribbon Week after the kidnapping and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Salazar, 37, in Mexico in 1985. Communities throughout the nation participate in activities to raise awareness of the dangers of bad decisions involving drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The 2021 Red Ribbon Campaign Theme is “Drug Free Looks Like Me™.” On Wednesday, “every fifth grader” from the eight elementary schools in the county spent the day at the Clay County Courthouse and at the Clay County Justice Center doing various learning activities and eating lunch on the lawn before returning to school. Along with the students and teachers were Clay City High School SADD members, Northview High School students, and various local officials who helped put on the event.