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MINIER-ARMINGTON -- Police Chief Daryl Weseloh
and his committee have been at work planning activities for Red
Ribbon Week, a nationwide campaign to promote healthy, drug-free
life styles. This year's theme is "Band Together to be Drug-Free."
The Olympia West PTO and the Minier-Armington Police Department are
sponsors for area activities in cooperation with the communities of
Armington, Hopedale and Minier. The entire Olympia community can
"band together" to participate.
Students at Olympia West and Olympia South will receive red D.A.R.E.
wristbands to wear for the week and for special activities.
Activities kicked off on Friday evening with all district elementary
students wearing their D.A.R.E. wristbands being admitted free to
the Oly football game. Sunday is "Red Ribbon Prayer Day," so check
your local church bulletin for details.
On Monday, an 8:30 a.m. assembly at Oly West will launch the
week's activities. Daily activities include the following:
Monday -- "Turn
Your Back on Drugs"
Students, staff and citizens wear clothing backward.
Tuesday -- "Sock
it to Drugs"
Students, staff and citizens wear silly socks.
Wednesday -- "Put
a Cap on Drugs"
Students, staff and citizens wear their favorite hats all day.
Thursday -- "Pull
the Shades on Drugs"
Students, staff and citizens wear sunglasses.
Friday -- "Wear
Students, staff and citizens wear red.
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The events will wrap up at the "Royal Rip-Roaring Regional Red
Ribbon Rally" from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Grade School Park.
Activities that evening will include a bonfire with free food,
hayrack rides, bingo with prizes for all ages and a flashlight
Participating in health and safety events are the "Drive Alive"
DUI simulation of wearing night-vision goggles, Kiwanis Club child
fingerprinting, Tazewell County ESDA (terrorism task force mobile
command post), American Red Cross, Minier Fire and Rescue Squad,
Illinois State Police, Tazewell-Pekin 911 Center, and the Illinois
Criminal Justice Information Authority.
Please join the students of Olympia in making this a very
important week of education. Join the fun and support the cause of
safety and good health. Also, be sure to thank and support the other
sponsors: Minier IGA, Pepsi, Signs of Success, FS Fast Stop of
Minier, Burklund Distributors, First Farmers State Bank, and the
Hopedale Medical Complex and Wellness Center.
For further information, contact Weseloh at the Minier-Armington
Police Department, 309-392-2442.
[News release provided by the Minier-Armington Police Department]