Each year millions of people throughout the country come together during Red Ribbon Week to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. This year, Red Ribbon Week will kick-off with a balloon release ceremony at 7:00 PM on October 21, 2016. Join Castleberry ISD administration, members of CCDAC, the River Oaks Lions Club, and the city of River Oaks at W. O. Barnes Stadium for the ceremony, and then stay to cheer on the Lions for the varsity football game vs. Springtown. Before the kick-off ceremony, be sure to stop by and see one of the Lions Club members for a red ribbon that they are generously providing for parents and community members attending the game.
Castleberry ISD will continue the Red Ribbon Week celebration October 24th through October 28th with theme days and activities taking place at each campus.
Red Ribbon Week began in response to the kidnapping and murder of DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. His efforts led to the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation and exposed the dark world of drug trafficking. In Agent Camarena's home town, the public outpouring of support turned in to an organized community response in which the citizens dawned red ribbons. It is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually in the United States. Castleberry ISD encourages everyone to wear their red ribbon throughout the next week and join in the Red Ribbon Week celebration.
This year the Red Ribbon Week Community Leader's Breakfast will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the River Oaks Lions Club. The breakfast will feature the River Oaks Lions Club recognition of students that placed in this year's Drub Awareness Poster Contest, in addition to a speaker. CCDAC hopes that you will allow us to recognize your outstanding contributions to our community by joining us on October 25th. Please R.S.V.P. by calling Jackie Pena at 817-252-2019 by October 21st.