The downtown won't be decorated with red ribbons and there won't be a traditional candlelight vigil.
But there will be in-school activities throughout the week at Geneva High School, Geneva Middle School North and South and all the elementary schools.
The city of Geneva proclaimed Oct. 21-27, 2013, as “Red Ribbon Week” during its council meeting on Oct. 14. School District 304 proclaims the week as Oct. 23 - Oct. 31.
Representing Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) were Geneva High School seniors Maria Ernst and Allie Brinker. Mayor Kevin Burns presented the students with a copy of the proclamation.
RED RIBBON WEEK 2013
WHEREAS, the Board of Education recognizes the problems presented to boys and girls as a result of drug and alcohol abuse, and
WHEREAS, a variety of agencies and groups in the Geneva Community have joined together to combat the ills of drug and alcohol abuse and to encourage healthy life styles for the youth of our community; and
WHEREAS, these many community groups, among them the Community Intervention Program, Geneva Students Against Destructive Decisions, Snowball, MADD Illinois, and the Geneva Coalition for Youth, have elected to show their special support for healthy lifestyles for young people and opposition to drug and alcohol abuse through their support of Red Ribbon Week and their display of red ribbons; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Geneva Community Unit School District 304 wishes to express its support for the positive efforts of these many community groups to make our community a better one for young people;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education encourages all residents to participate in and support alcohol and drug abuse prevention activities.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of Geneva Community Unit School District 304 encourages the support for the aims of Red Ribbon Week through the displaying of red ribbons during the week of Oct. 23 - Oct. 31, 2013, and supports the theme of this week which is
“A Healthy Me is Drug Free” and challenges our citizens to make our community a healthier one for today's boys and girls and tomorrow's citizen leaders.