October 6, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
(863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856 Pager
Polk County Sheriff's Office to Help Kick Off Red Ribbon Month
The Polk County Sheriff's Office, in
conjunction with the Drug Prevention Resource Center, will be
celebrating the annual Red Ribbon Kick-off with the students of Purcell
Elementary School in Mulberry on Thursday, October 7, 2004.
The fun will start at 9:00 a.m. with interactive songs and dancing and
educational speakers, teaching children how to "Just Say No" to drugs.
Then the children will meet McGruff the Crime Dog and Magilla Gorilla,
and will have the opportunity to speak with Deputy Sheriffs
and learn about different PCSO equipment, such as the helicopter,
motorcycles, K-9 unit, etc.
Every October millions of young people and adults all over America show
their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing and
displaying a red ribbon in honor of Red Ribbon Month. This important
campaign’s goal is to raise public awareness and mobilize communities to
combat drug and alcohol use among our youth.
Throughout the month of October, Sheriff Crow encourages the community
to proudly display red ribbons on vehicle antennae and has authorized
the wear of small red ribbons on deputy sheriff uniforms.