Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week was born in the 1980s in response to the death of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent who was kidnapped and murdered in Mexico in 1985 for his involvement in drug prevention activities. The program's purpose is to raise awareness and provide education about drug abuse and offer alternative activities for youth. The City of La Habra joins other communities across the nation and celebrates Red Ribbon Week during each October. If you would like to sponsor this event, please email Bernard Nolen at 562-383-4209.

Celebrate Red Ribbon Art Contest: Pre-K-5th Graders

Students in Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to participate in the City's Red Ribbon poster contest. This year's theme for the posters is "Life is your journey. Travel drug free!". Completed posters must be turned in to the Community Center by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, and will be judged on use of creativity/originality, space and color, evidence of child's involvement, and use of theme. Winners will be announced at the Red Ribbon Breakfast. For more information, please contac the Community Center at 562-383-4200.

Celebrate Red Ribbon Essay Contest: 6th to 12th Graders

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in the City's Red Ribbon essay contest. Essays must be one-two pages in length, typed and double-spaced and will be judged on creativity/originality, correct spelling & grammar, following the format, and use of theme. The prompt for the essay is: "Describe your dream adventure and how being drug free will help you get there". Completed essays must be turned into the Community Center by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019. For more information, please contact the Community Center at 562-383-4200.

View a copy of the Red Ribbon Poster & Essay Design Contest (PDF).

Community Breakfast

The Red Ribbon Community Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. at the La Habra Community Center. The event includes breakfast and a guest speaker, as well as presentation of poster and essay contest awards. This year's speaker will be La Habra Police Captain Dean Capelletti. If you will be attending, please RSVP by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by emailing Sylvia Romo or calling her at 562-383-4200. Tickets are $15 per student and $18 per adult.  View a copy of the Red Ribbon Breakfast flyer and ticket purchase form (PDF).