Next week will be Red Ribbon Week in Columbus and across the state as part of the Young Marines campaign against drug abuse.
Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Gov. Mike Pence have made the proclamation declaring Oct. 23 through Oct. 31st as Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a national anti drug effort and awareness campaign. There will be a ceremony Saturday at 6 p.m. on the steps of Columbus City Hall in recognition of Red Ribbon Week.
The Young Marines will then tie red ribbons around all of the trees downtown. The Columbus Unit will also be handing out drug information and awareness material, along with candy, during trick-or-treating at Fair Oaks Mall and Seymour downtown trick-or-treating.