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BOCC Proclaims the October 23 through 31 Red Ribbon


Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with representatives of the local Anti-Drug Coalition

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming October 23 through 31 as Red Ribbon Week in Citrus County. The Board of Commissioners and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County value the health and safety of all our citizens. Substance abuse and bullying is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides and suicides.

The goal of Red Ribbon Week, National Bullying Prevention Month, Unity Day, the Board of Commissioners, Street Team Citrus and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County is to involve families, schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies and service organizations in all aspects of the campaign and establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education, and ongoing initiatives to prevent illegal drug use and bullying.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims October 2017 as National Bullying Prevention Month along with October 23 through 31 as “Red Ribbon Week” and encourages the residents of Citrus County to participate in drug prevention activities and bullying prevention activities, not only during Red Ribbon Week, but all year long making a visible statement that we stand together, strongly committed to a drug-free/bullying free Citrus County.

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