The Taney County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it will host its annual Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest awards party on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., in the Taney County Judicial Center. The poster contest winners from each of the nine (9) Taney County schools have been invited, along with their respective parents and teachers. From those nine (9) winners, one (1) poster will be announced on October 15th as the overall contest winner. That winning poster design will be put on the t-shirts given to all the 5th-graders and 6th-graders in Taney County, in celebration of Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week is one of this country’s oldest anti-drug campaigns, which began in an effort to honor the memory of a fallen DEA agent, Kiki Camarena, who was murdered in 1985. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.

Red Ribbon Week this year is October 23rd through 31st. The Taney County Prosecutor’s Office has been sponsoring this poster contest since 2007.