WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY FORMS GIANT RIBBON IN HONOR OF RED RIBBON WEEK
Eureka, CA- It’s Red Ribbon Week and local schools are teaching students how to stay drug-free. It was a sea of red this morning at Washington Elementary in Eureka and students dressed in red from head to toe in hopes of forming a giant red ribbon. PTA member Heather Nord said, "The kids were spectacular when forming the ribbon, and being excited, and just say no to drugs as a little chant and really pulling together as a school to show their spirit.”
The rain may have caused a small interruption during the day… but that didn’t stop these elementary school students. PTA member Nancy Roggers said, "Second through 4th grade doing posters... They we had 5th and 6th grade do an essay about what it means to be drug free."
And that’s what Red Ribbon Week is all about, educating students about substance abuse and how to live a drug free youth. PTA Member Jennifer Burger said, "To teach our kids to be healthy, and make healthy choices and live a good life"
It was a community effort today. Fire fighters lent their ladder to help get an aerial shot of the kids forming a ribbon. Nord said, "It was very emotional and very touching to be able to see the kids all be able to do that. It was very exciting… it really took the whole staff, a lot of people from the community to really make sure that everything turned out perfect."