Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CCSO, Community To Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Free Collier are teaming up to promote healthy and drug-free living during Red Ribbon Week 2012.

During Oct. 23-31, elementary school students will be encouraged to pledge a drug-free lifestyle by signing their name on the CCSO Pledge Car.

Events and activities in celebration of Red Ribbon week will include:

• The first annual Fun2B Drug Free event at King Richard’s Family Fun Park , 6780 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 The park will be open to all Collier County students younger than 18 and will offer free rides. Adults can ride for $10/person. Youth Relations deputies will be there to share safety tips with the kids. The CCSO D.A.R.E. car will also be on display.

• The Pledge Car, along with McGruff and CCSO deputies, will join Lely Elementary School during its Red Ribbon Walk on Friday, Oct. 26, from 8-10 a.m.

• Fifth-graders are also encouraged to participate in an anti-drug art and poster contest. Twelve winners will receive prizes and be invited to attend an awards ceremony with Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.

Visit drugfreecollier.org to learn more on how to help prevent drug and alcohol abuse.