Burr Ridge Police are announcing a week of activities to remind kids to stay drug free.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sabrina Wu
Monday, October 24, 2011
Each day throughout this week the Burr Ridge Police Department will present a different activity to commemorate Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon effort began in 1985 after the death of Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While working undercover in Mexico, Kiki was caught, tortured and murdered by drug traffickers. The National Red Ribbon Campaign was established to recognize and continue Camarena’s fight. The Red Ribbon became the symbol of zero tolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. Poster Contest judging—Students from area schools were invited to submit posters for the Red Ribbon poster contest by 3 p.m. on Oct. 21. The contest is being sponsored by …
Local students participate in Red Ribbon Week with a poster contest sponsored by the Burr Ridge Police Department and through participating in Red Ribbon Spirit Week.
The Burr Ridge Police Department is celebrating Red Ribbon Week through Oct. 29 and encouraging neighborhood youth to lead drug-free lives. The week's activities include a poster contest among students at Pleasantdale Middle, Burr Ridge Middle and Elm Elementary schools and Red Ribbon Spirit Week during which students wear different themed outfits. The theme of the poster contest is "come with me and be drug-free," said Burr Ridge D.A.R.E. Officer Angie Zucchero. Students were asked to create a poster illustrating what in their lives gives them strength to resist drugs. The winner will be announced Friday and will receive a $10 gift card to Target. The posters are currently on display at the Burr Ridge Police Department. Students at area …