Buckhannon Mayor Robbie Skinner, along with Upshur County Schools counselors and students, pose for a photo after Skinner proclaimed Oct. 23-27 Red Ribbon Week throughout the city. / Photo courtesy City of Buckhannon

City proclaims Oct. 23-27 Red Ribbon Week, which encourages residents to partake in drug prevention activities

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Mayor Robbie Skinner proclaimed Oct. 23-27 as National Red Ribbon Week throughout the City of Buckhannon on Thursday morning.

Skinner was joined by Upshur County Schools counselors and students at City Hall for the ceremony.

According to the proclamation, Red Ribbon Week “encourages citizens to participate in drug prevention activities” to make a visible statement that the town is strongly committed to West Virginia becoming as healthy and drug-free as possible.

Locally, the Red Ribbon campaign offers citizens the chance to demonstrate their commitment to a healthy lifestyle, including abstaining from drugs and alcohol.

Learn more about Red Ribbon Week, its mission and how it originated here.

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