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 contact Melissa Rivera 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 "YOLO (you only live once), Be Drug Free". Posters must measure 11x17 inches. Stop in at the Community Center Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to pick up a free blank poster for your project! Completed posters must be turned in to the Community Center by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13th. Winners will be announced at the Red Ribbon Breakfast. For more information, please contact Jake Lujan at 562-383-4211.
Celebrate Red Ribbon Essay Contest: 6th-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. The prompt for the essay is: "You only live once, so how are you planning to live life to the fullest? What are your #goals for the future, and how will being drug free help you achieve them?". For more information, please contact Jake Lujanat 562-383-4211.
The Red Ribbon Community Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 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 Charger Girl Lauryn. You may purchase tickets to the breakfast through Thursday, October 20th by contacting Melissa Rivera at 562-383-4209.