October 23 – 31 Proclaimed Red Ribbon Week in Pickens

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JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, October 21, 2019 to proclaim Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019 to be Red Ribbon Week in Pickens County!

Chairman Rob Jones signed the proclamation Monday morning which states the following:

Send a message: Stay drug free. Whereas alcohol and drug abuse in this nation has reached epidemic stages and continues to be a threat to the well being of children, families, and neighborhoods in Pickens County; And whereas is imperative that visible, unified prevention education efforts by community members be launched to eliminate the demand for drugs; And whereas national red ribbon campaign offers citizens the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free life styles. No use of illegal drugs, no illegal use of illegal drugs, and, whereas business, government, parents, law enforcement, media, medical institutions, religious institutions, schools, senior citizens, service organizations and youth will demonstrate their commitment to the healthy, drug-free lifestyles by wearing and displaying red ribbons during this week long campaign; And whereas Pickens County is joining communities across the nation in the celebration of red ribbon week and the drug-free life style; And now therefore I, Robert P. Jones, Chairman, Pickens County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim the days of October 23 through October 31 2019 as red ribbon week in Pickens County and call upon everyone to raise the standard of a drug-free Pickens by wearing or displaying a red ribbon and by participating in a wide array of drug prevention activities during red ribbon week.

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