Photos and text By Eric Heinz
A stream of people wearing red flowed down Avenida Del Mar on Monday, Oct. 15, as schools in San Clemente kicked off Red Ribbon Week, which is designated as a commitment for students to live drug-free lives.
Mayor Tim Brown spoke at the event and presented Jan Sener with a plaque honoring her for 30-plus years of working on Red Ribbon Week.
Students of the San Clemente High School marching band perform during a parade on Avenida Del Mar for Red Ribbon Week on Monday, Oct. 15.
Children showed enthusiasm during the Red Ribbon Week parade on Monday, Oct. 15, on Avenida Del Mar.
“Life is Your Journey—Travel Drug-Free” was the theme of this year’s Red Ribbon Week in San Clemente.
Dana Point Police Services Chief Lt. Margie Sheehan also spoke at the event in place of San Clemente’s Chief Lt. Mike Peters, sharing a story about her own family’s downfall with opioid abuse.
During the week, students are asked to make a pledge to not abuse or use drugs and to educate others about the hazards of such substances.
For more information about the week, visit www.redribbon.org.