State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons will be delivering pizza to the classes of the 3rd and 4th Grade winners of his 5th Annual Anti-Drug Poster Contest in honor of Red Ribbon Week.
Hundreds of Madison County students in grades 3 through 5 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 October 23-31 each year. Posters were judged by a committee within the office.
Hanna Behnen, 3rd grade, and Samantha Bock, 4th grade, both students at Woodland Elementary, won 1st place in their respective grades. State's Attorney Gibbons delivered pizza on March 10th to the 5th grade class of Savannah Squires in South Roxana. She placed first among 5th 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 www.nfp.org.