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Students send message during Red Ribbon Week; Please be drug-free!

October 28 – 31, 2019

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Student representatives from all Upshur County elementary and middle schools attended the Red Ribbon Week Proclamation at Buckhannon City Hall on Thursday, October 24, 2019.
School administrators, counselors, and teachers were present as well. Mayor McCauley, students, and school staff urged the community, fellow students, and family members to be drug-free!

City of Buckhannon Proclamation

Whereas, City of Buckhannon and the Upshur County value the health and safety of all our citizens; and

Whereas, substance abuse is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides, and suicides; and

Whereas, it is the goal of the Upshur County Red Ribbon Campaign and the City of Buckhannon to involve families, schools, business, churches, law enforcement agencies, and service organizations in all aspects of this campaign and establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education and on-going initiatives to prevent illegal drug use; and

Whereas, The Upshur County Red Ribbon Campaign theme promotes family and individual responsibility for living healthy, drug-free lifestyles, without illegal drugs or the illegal use of legal drugs; and

Whereas, there are many activities planned during the Red Ribbon Campaign in Upshur County. The National Theme this year is: “SEND A MESSAGE…STAY DRUG FREE”.

Now, Therefore, The Mayor and City Council of Buckhannon do hereby proclaim October 28 – 31, 2019 as Red Ribbon Week in Buckhannon and Upshur County, West Virginia, and urge all citizens to join in the week’s activities and to work all year long to protect our community from the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.

 Given under my hand & official seal of 

The City of Buckhannon, this 24th day of October, 2019

David W. McCauley, Mayor

If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction, please visit the West Virginia Help & Hope website for resources to get help.

The website also has resources for parents and caregivers to help steer children away from future drug-use.