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Campbellsville Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week next week with several activities.
Red Ribbon Week was established when Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent, was kidnapped and killed in 1985. He was very close in unlocking a multi-billion-dollar drug pipeline that ran high into the Mexican army, police and government.
Members of the National Federation of Parents for a Drug Free Youth used the red ribbon as their symbol. The red ribbon is worn to symbolize Camarena's belief that one person can make a difference.
CES will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-26. Each day, students will wear red ribbons and recite the Just Say No Pledge.
Monday, students will wear red, white and blue for Drug Free America.
On Tuesday, hat day for $1 will support Sports Reach.
Wednesday, students can dress for their career or college they support.
On Thursday, students can wear camouflage/green clothing to not let drugs pollute their lives.
Friday, students will team up against drugs by wearing school colors.
Prizes will be given each day and teachers will have other activities.
Also during Red Ribbon Week, CES will again sponsor a canned food drive for the Taylor County Food Pantry. Last year, more than 2,000 cans were collected. The drive will begin Monday and end Friday.