By now most people are aware of the history of Red Ribbon Week. It began in response to the death of DEA agent Enrique Camarena, assassinated by drug dealers in Mexico. A small group of concerned citizens began wearing red ribbons in memory of Camarena and to encourage citizens to take a stand. The symbolism caught on with increasing numbers of people making a visible commitment to the goal of a healthy and drug free community.
So what can you do? Demonstrate your commitment by being involved. The Berkeley County Prevention Board will sponsor the 23rd
Annual Family Fest! Picnic in the Park, at Old Santee Canal Park, during the National celebration for Red Ribbon Week. This year the picnic will serve as the Kick-off to Red Ribbon Week for Berkeley County and will be held on Sunday, October 20th, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs. There will be entertainment, food vendors for the entire family, and a jump castle for the children.
A FREE T-shirt will be given to the first 100 to sign the drug free pledge and there will be free park admission to anyone wearing RED! Our theme this year is “A HEALTHLY ME IS DRUG FREE “.Come out and show your support as we work together for a Safe and Drug Free Berkeley County!
For more information contact the Kennedy Center Prevention Department
at 797-7871, ext. 114 OR 113.