Red ribbons bring awareness to Elgin drug prevention campaign

  • Violet Wheatley, 10, of West Dundee ties ribbons to the Chicago Street Bridge as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday.

    Violet Wheatley, 10, of West Dundee ties ribbons to the Chicago Street Bridge as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Elisa Lara of Elgin ties ribbons to the Chicago Street Bridge as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday.

    Elisa Lara of Elgin ties ribbons to the Chicago Street Bridge as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.comGil Feliciano, left, passes out ribbons to volunteers including Aracely Hernandez of Streamwood as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday.

    Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.comGil Feliciano, left, passes out ribbons to volunteers including Aracely Hernandez of Streamwood as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday.

  • Gil Feliciano passes out ribbons as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday.

    Gil Feliciano passes out ribbons as part of the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin's Red Ribbon Week campaign Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 10/24/2020 5:13 PM

Volunteers and community members spent part of their Saturday tying red ribbons on a pair of downtown Elgin bridges to raise awareness for the need for drug abuse prevention.

The Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin invited the public to help tie ribbons on the Chicago Street and Highland Avenue bridges to raise awareness about the drug problems facing kids in America. About 450 ribbons were tied to the spindles on the bridges.

 

The campaign is part of Red Ribbon Week, the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. It is observed nationally each October. This is the third year of the ribbon-tying event in Elgin.

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