8:15 a.m., Grimes Elementary School (800 South St., Burlington)
Join us for the official kickoff to the week’s activities. McGruff the Crime Dog will be in attendance with students from the Burlington Community Schools. The New Mix 107.3 will provide a live remote broadcast.
Thursday, Oct. 24
All schools, churches and businesses in Des Moines County are encouraged to decorate their windows, classrooms, chapels and offices for Red Ribbon Week. Traveling trophies will be awarded to the best-decorated business, church and school. Judging will take place Friday, Oct. 25. Call the Prevention Department @ ADDS office at 319-753-6567 to enter the contest.
Friday, Oct. 25
Join us at 2:55pm at West Burlington Elementary to show the community we believe in living a substance free life!
All schools, churches and businesses in Des Moines County are encouraged to decorate their windows, classrooms, chapels and offices for Red Ribbon Week. Traveling trophies will be awarded to the best-decorated business, church and school.
All community members are encouraged to have their students and employees wear red. Be creative: have a crazy red hat contest, wear red socks to “sock it” to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, or turn your back on drugs by wearing clothes backwards.
Join the Downtown Businesses this evening for a safe trick or treat. Don’t forget the costumes!
Saturday, Oct. 26
Drop off your unused or out of date medications. This disposal service is free, convenient and confidential. Keep all substances in their original containers, if possible. All liquids must be sealed in leak proof clear plastic bags. Sponsored by:
Bring out the family for the Fall Day in the Park at Dankwardt Park – pool area. Free Activities include: inflatables, bubble booth, kids games/prizes, Starr’s Cave Nature Center, Hayrack Rides, Party Animal Balloons, and more! Sponsored by: Optimist Club of Burlington – West Burlington, & Burlington Parks and Recreation. Rain date only: Sunday, October 27 1-4 pm.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Community members are asked to wear red ribbons to this weekend’s church services. Churches also are asked to offer special prayers or sermons, and ring their church bells in recognition of the responsibility we share in addressing substance-abuse problems.
Monday, Oct. 28
Bring your lunch and listen while The Southeast Narcotics Task Force gives a one hour presentation on local drug trends and the investigation into crack, powder cocaine, marijuana, meth, bath salts, and other synthetic drugs.
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Bring your lunch and listen while ADDS Prevention Staff gives a one hour overview of Drug Free Workplace (DFW) and T.I.P.S. The primary goal of DFW program is to provide assistance to area employers in their effort to provide a safe and drug-free workplace. Training for Intervention ProcedureS (T.I.P.S.) helps individuals understand the different between people enjoying themselves and those who are getting into trouble.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Bring your lunch and listen while Mary Kuster and Amanda Swan, CAPP Grant Coordinators of Southeast Iowa gives a one hour overview of the role that substance abuse plays in unplanned pregnancies, sexual assaults, and domestic violence.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Wear red armbands, give red candy for Trick or Treat, have children decorate their own Trick or Treat bag with drug-free messages, host a Halloween party and ask guests to wear red costumes, etc.
Join local businesses & organizations at the Burlington Memorial Auditorium this evening for a safe trick or treat alternative. Don’t forget the costumes!