Stuart Elementary School and others throughout the county will celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, through Oct. 31, with the “Be happy, Be Brave, Be Drugfree” theme.
The week is a drug and alcohol prevention endeavor, with awareness announcements each day, dress-up days, drug and alcohol lessons, and other prevention activities.
A Red Ribbon Week Local Government Proclamation was signed by Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith, Patrick County Clerk Circuit Court Sherri Hazlewood and Stuart Mayor Ray Weiland.
School officials appreciate those who have participated in their efforts this week and in future efforts.
Stuart Elementary School Wildcats (students) participating in dress-up days for Red Ribbon Week were asked to wear Tie Dye on Mon., Oct. 26 for Peace Out Drugs; Hawaiian clothing, leis or wacky-tacky on Tues., Oct. 27, for Lei off Drugs. Today, Wed., Oct. 28 is Put Drugs to Sleep, with students to wear PJs while doing their school work at home; Thurs., Oct. 29: Wild, Wild, Drugfree students- Wildcats wear western attire. Camouflage also is allowed, and on Fri., Oct. 30, students are asked to dress as their Favorite Superhero or Essential Worker (nurse, police officer, teacher, store clerk, etc.).