December 4, 2021

Red Ribbon Week at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) — Red Ribbon Week is celebrated yearly nationwide from October 23 – 31.

Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985 after drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered a DEA Agent.

With this being the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, it’s message is simply to present a commitment to a Drug Free society.

Each year Heard County Schools participate in Red Ribbon Week with various themes and activities.

This year, Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry provided stickers, pencils, bracelets, red ribbons and cups to every student in the three Elementary Schools in Heard County.

“We, as law enforcement officers, are dedicated to the continued fight against illegal drugs in Heard County. By beginning to educate our children at a young age on the dangers and consequences of illegal drugs, I hope we can prevent and save them from the harmful and dangerous effects they cause” states Sheriff Ross Henry.

Heard County Deputies also visited with some children this week.

Deputy Mark Dorsey read to and visited with students at Centralhatchee Elementary School and K-9 Officer, Deputy Daulton Wiggins and his K-9, Chuck, visited and read to children at the Centralhatchee Public Library.

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