Savannah Squires’ winning Red Ribbon Week poster.
SOUTH ROXANA — State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons will deliver pizza Thursday to the class of South Roxana Elementary School’s fifth-grade winner of his fifth annual Anti-Drug Poster Contest in honor of Red Ribbon Week.
Hundreds of Madison County students in third to fifth grades submitted posters with the Red Ribbon Week theme of “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free.” The winners and other finalists had their posters displayed outside the state’s attorney’s office at the County Administration Building during last year’s National Red Ribbon Week, which runs Oct. 23-31 each year. Posters were judged by a committee within the office.
South Roxana’s Savannah Squires won first place among fifth-graders.
The Red Ribbon campaign began in support of a murdered DEA agent who was killed in 1985 by drug traffickers. Displaying a red ribbon demonstrates support of a drug-free America. The annual Red Ribbon Campaign, held every October since 1986, is one of the largest drug prevention campaigns in the country. More information can be found at http://www.nfp.org/.