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HomeMy Public PortalAbout10/23-31/1993 * National Red Ribbon Weekt P R O C L A M A T I O N Proclaiming the week of October 23 through October 31, 1993 as "NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK" in the Town of Gulf Stream, Florida. WHEREAS, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug abuse remain prevalent in Palm Beach County; and WHEREAS, Residents must turn their energies toward strengthening families, neighborhoods, and communities and toward educating people about prevention because data show that prevention works; and WHEREAS, our continued commitment to education, prevention, and building positive lifestyles is imperative; and WHEREAS, the 1993 Palm Beach County Red Ribbon Celebration theme, "Prevention is a Lifestyle," focuses on the importance of strengthening parent /community networks by creating an environment in which our youth may live healthy, safe lives, NOW, THEREFORE, I, William F. Koch, Jr., Mayor do hereby proclaim the week of October 23 through October 31, 1993 as "NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK" in the Town of Gulf Stream and encourage Gulf Stream residents to wear a red ribbon to symbolize our commitment to establishing drug free communities for our citizens, especially our children, and to participate in events throughout the week that support positive lifestyles. BE IT FURTHER PROCLAIMED that during this week, we honor the law enforcement officers in whose memory we use the symbol of the red ribbon, we look to the strength of a unified community in restoring the peace and order which has suffered with the influx of illegal drugs, and that we support the efforts of our communities to create healthy and safe neighborhoods. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have herewith set my hand an causes the Seal of the Town of Gulf Stream, Florida to be affixed this 18th day of October, 1993. •i .a (SEAL) 2ie erect Xffibon Celebration September 8, 1993 TOWN OF GULF STREAM The Honorable William F. Koch, Jr 100 Sea Road Gulf Stream, FL 33483 Dear Mayor Koch, Jr: The Partnership for a Drug Free Community is coordinating the 1993 Red Ribbon Celebration, during the week of October 23 -31. The Red Ribbon Celebration began in 1985 as a combined results of outrage and frustration at the brutal torture and murder of a Federal Drug Enforcement Agent by drug traffickers in Mexico. The Red Ribbon has come to symbolize commitment to the message of: "No use or illegal drugs and no illegal use of legal drugs." Drug availability has increased to a point where no community, home or school is immune from the problem. Recent reports show that alcohol and drugs were associated with: 80°% or men arrested I'or crime, 49% of murders, 50% of traffic fatalities, 52°% or rapes and 62% or assaults. Our goals for the 1993 Red Ribbon Celebration are: To support activities that increase awareness concerning alcohol and other drug problems facing our community. To support activities that promote drug free, healthy lifestyles. We are requesting each municipality in Palm Beach County pass a proclaimation, proclaiming this week as drug awareness week and encouaging municipalities to participate in the Red Ribbon Celebration. We have enclosed a list of ideas and activities for Red Ribbon Week and a sample proclamation. A planning meeting of the Red Ribbon Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14th at 9:00 AM at Lantana Town Hall. Please plan on attending, your participation is vital. If you are unable to attend and are willing to participate call Claudia Kirk at 820 -2579 or 278 -1313. cc: E. Scott Harrington Akee�,�, Bob Levinson Co -Chair Past Office Box 20809 • West Pafm Beach • Flodda • 33416.0809 Nprth County (407) 832.7300 • South County (407) 278.1313 IDEAS & AMVIVE S FOR RED RIBBON `/LTE K • Issue a proclamation dectaring October 23 -31, 1993 Drug Awareness Week • Include Drug .Awareness Information in Paychecks • Supply Wf d Ribbons to Aft Employees • Decorate Government 'Vehicles with lid Pjbbons • Display -IRjbbons or Banners on 'Buildings + Answer 7etephones, °lid -�kjbbon Week ... My Choice... Drug free' • Encourage Alt Departments to Participate in IZgd 9 jbbon Week Activities