January 23, 2022

Heard County Sheriff’s Office donates face coverings to local schools

Pictured above (L-R): Sheriff Ross Henry, HCMS assistant principal Ken Wiggins, and HCMS counselor Justin McCullough.

(Franklin, GA) — In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Office purchased new Heard County face coverings for the entire Heard County School system including all staff and students.

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23-31.

The National Family Partnership provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign.

Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world.

In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.

In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration.

Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

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