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Annual Red Ribbon event coming October 26

Free, all-ages event at International Agri-Center in Tulare

Red Ribbon event coming October 26 For the fourth consecutive year, the Choices Prevention Programs will host the county's largest Red Ribbon Week event. Through a partnership with the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Choices will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on Saturday, October 26, from noon until 4:00 p.m. at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

Featuring youth performances, hands-on art activities and community resource information booths, the free, all-ages event will have something for everyone. From local singers and dancers to martial artists and military cadets, the celebration will showcase the wide variety of clubs, sports and organizations in Tulare County that provide youth with a healthy alternative to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. "The theme of the 2013 Red Ribbon Week Celebration is 'A Healthy Me is Drug Free,'" said event co-chair Al Rodriguez. "Our hope is that students and families will discover ways to make positive choices and stay drug free, not just for a week, but for life." For more information, contact Al Rodriguez at (559) 651-0155.

Photo above:
~ Choices School Community Liaison Gus Ramirez tosses a ball to a student at the 2012 Red Ribbon Celebration. The student is wearing "Fatal Vision" goggles to simulate the effects of alcohol on vision while driving.