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Red balloon finds it way to RC via Indiana
In Nov. 6 Issue
Russell County News

Last Friday, October 29th Roy Kimbler of Russell County found a red balloon in his yard sent by 3rd grader, Anna Hennie from Bloomfield Elementary School in Bloomfield, Ind.

On the balloon, was the message, Celebrate Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week, a time when people wear red ribbons to display their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle, was observed October 23rd through 31st.

Red Ribbon Week is one of the largest and oldest drug prevention programs in the US.

The program began as a national event in 1988 to honor DEA Special Agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, who was killed by Mexican drug traffickers in 1985.

During Red Ribbon Week, communities and individuals take a stand for the hopes and dreams of children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives.

A post card attached to the balloon read, I will celebrate Red Ribbon Week…not just for a week, but for life.

After travelling about 217 miles from Indiana, the balloon and message from Anna Hennie landed in Kimbler's yard.

"If it had landed just a few feet away, I probably wouldn't have seen it," said Kimbler.

On the post card was a request to send it back to the student who made a commitment to a drug free life.

Kimbler said he will gladly participate by mailing the card back to the little girl in Indiana.

"I'm proud to send it back to her," said Kimbler.

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