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Shawnee State University to celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Shawnee State University will be celebrating the oldest and largest drug prevention campaigns in the country, Red Ribbon Week, from Monday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 28.
Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 when one man, Enrique ”Kiki” Camarena, who was dedicated to fighting to keep illegal drugs out of the United States, was found beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave. His friends launched a club whose members pledged to lead drug-free lives to honor the sacrifices made by Camerena and others on behalf of all Americans.
During the week several activities are planned at Shawnee State University. Tables will be set up in the University Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free red ribbon stickers, information and some prizes. On Wednesday, free red snow cones will be given out.
Alan Siebel, chemical dependency counselor, will be presenting two workshops. A prescription addiction workshop, “Into the Darkness,” will be in the Smith Coffee House at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and recovery from prescription drug addiction, “Into the Light,” will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Smith Coffee House.
For more information, call Siebel at Counseling and Psychological Services (740) 351-3848.