Red Ribbon Week kicks off in Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Red Ribbon Week kicks off in Rapid City


It's something every school age child faces at some time in their lives, pressure to do drugs.

But, children in Rapid City are taking a stand.

As part of the kickoff of Red Ribbon week, students from several Rapid City schools gathered to place a red ribbon around the neck of the brontosaurus atop Skyline Drive.

It symbolizes their effort to keep drug – free.

This is the eighteenth year a ribbon has been placed at Dinosaur Park.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) President Pam Teaney Thomas says what makes this week special is how the students the students are taking a stand, "Red ribbon is where we teach our young people to take a stand, our community to take a stand I can remember one point where young people wouldn't stand up and be able to say I don't use drugs, I don't need them."

As part of red ribbon week, ASAP will also decorate Halley park and will host a parade in downtown Saturday.


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