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10/9/2007 - Mayor Proclaims Red Ribbon Week

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
2 p.m. CDT, October 9, 2007


October 15 - 21 is Red Ribbon Week 2007 in Sedalia

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation today designating October 15-22, 2007 as Red Ribbon Week in Sedalia. 

Text of Proclamation

"WHEREAS, S.T.A.N.D., a not-for-profit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to the creation and support of philosophies, strategies, and activities that promote safe and drug-free, healthy lifestyles, will take the lead in the celebration of Red Ribbon Week in our community; and

WHEREAS, S.T.A.N.D. works directly with the school system and the community in providing in-service programs, curriculum materials, drug-free activities for students, parent education, and community awareness campaigns; and

WHEREAS, Since 1988 the red ribbon has become the united symbol to eliminate the demand for drugs and to show a nation’s intolerance to an America where alcohol and drugs erode the potential of its youth and destroy the quality of life in its communities; and

WHEREAS, It is the goal of the 2007 Red Ribbon Celebration to encourage healthy, drug-free and violence-free lifestyles among youth.

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOB WASSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SEDALIA, MISSOURI, do proclaim the week of October 15-21 as RED RIBBON WEEK 2007 and urge all residents to unite in support of this effort to make a positive difference in our community."


Mayor Bob Wasson
signs Red Ribbon Week Proclamation.

Standing behind the Mayor are from left: John Frankenberg, prevention specialist with Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Carol Tieman, Tobacco Use Prevention Committee member, Healthy Living Committee, and BRHC; Genan Hanning, Pathways prevention specialist; Kelly Bryan, STAND vice president; and Exceptional Teen advisor; and Linda Kirk, president of STAND (Sedalia Taking A New Direction).

Photo Credit : Randy Kirby
Photo Date : 10/09/2007

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