The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA Agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.

Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse. You can show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23rd - 31st.

Students, teachers and staff at Todd-Grant Elementary will participate in several activities, October 22nd - 26th, as they take a stand to be drug free. The week will conclude with Trunk or Treat. We are asking community members and parents to please come to our school on this day to hand out treats. We plan to start Trunk or Treat at 12:30.

Please mark your calendars now and feel free to call the contact Leslie Poppell or Melissa Gordon at 437-6675 if you have questions.