Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week Community Art Contest
The Red Ribbon Week Community Art Contest, a kick-off event sponsored by the Beaver Dam community organization ImpACT, was held Monday October 22, 2012 at the Beaver Dam Community Library. Red Ribbon Week is one of the longest running alcohol and drug prevention awareness campaigns in the nation. Beaver Dam elementary, middle and high school students and adults from the community were invited to participate by entering artwork depicting how they live their life “naturally high”.
Certificates and monetary awards were given for creativity, originality, and depicting what it’s like to live “naturally high.” Mayor Tom Kennedy served as master of ceremonies.
ImpACT recognizes that no one individual, organization, or government agency can prevent substance abuse on its own. Effective prevention is everyone’s responsibility-youth, adults, schools and communities. The ImpACT group is represented by school personnel, law enforcement, county and city government officials, private citizens, mental health and AODA professionals, service organizations, and parents.
The Red Ribbon Week Art Show is just one event sponsored and facilitated by the group ImpACT. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of Beaver Dam students and the Beaver Dam community by lending your voice to this organization contact Rebecca Glewen at 885-7300 Ext. 1135 or email email@example.com.
The following organizations donated time, certificates or gave financially to help make this event a huge success: Beaver Dam Art Association, Beaver Dam Community Library, Culvers, Paradise Ice, Walmart Transportation, and the Dodge County YMCA .