Local leaders got together this afternoon to kick off their annual Red Ribbon campaign, and they had a pair of very special guests.
Winnebago county’s top leaders were joined by reigning Miss Illinois Abby Foster and Miss Wisconsin Mckenna Collins. The red ribbon campaign is designed to teach Stateline kids how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Part of that includes drug prevention. Winnebago county State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato says he’s looking forward to another successful year.
He added, “If you can get a young person to live a healthy lifestyle, reject drugs and alcohol, recognize how to define a healthy lifestyle, you have put that student on a course to be successful in life.”
This year’s theme honors firefighters. Kids must utilize them in a poster for Rockford Fire Prevention Week. Those will be on display at a fun fair this Saturday at Boylan High School. The winner will get a $100 dollar gift card.