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Duarte Celebrates Red Ribbon Week October 22 - 29th

Hundreds of red ribbons will flutter along Huntington Drive in honor of the annual Duarte “Red Ribbon Week” celebration happening during the week of October 22-29. All members of the Duarte community are invited to join the rest of the nation as we march against drugs and tie red ribbons on trees along Huntington Drive starting at 9:00 am at the Duarte Teen Center on October 22, 2016. Volunteers will be provided with free t-shirts, lunch, and art and crafts activities. This event is an official part of the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley’s 26th annual “Make a Difference Day” activities.

The morning march will kick-off a day of family activities at the Duarte Teen Center located at 1400 Buena Vista Street in Duarte from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Following the march, Duarte Unified School District will present a “Parent University” consisting of three, free workshops, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hear expert speakers from Los Angeles County Probation, DLL Technologies, and Chapcare will present important information about being a parent in today’s world.

Since 1985, Red Ribbon Week has been a nationally recognized, weeklong campaign promoting a drug-free lifestyle. The 2016 theme “Respect Yourself, Be Drug Free” sets the stage for the Duarte Public Safety and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department team effort with Duarte schools to educate youth and parents about the dangers of drugs.

Thank you to event partners: Duarte Unified School District, Volunteer Center of the San Gabriel Valley, SCE Federal Credit Union, CURO Managed Print Production, The Market Grill, Arbor Nursery Plus, and youth volunteers from the DART and CHYLL programs.

For more information about Duarte’s Red Ribbon Week activities, contact Duarte Public Safety Crime Prevention Specialist Aida Torres at (626) 359-5671, ext. 316 or via email atorres@lasd.org.