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Community and Churches Unite for Drug-Free Festival

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San Bernardino

“Freedom is Drug Free” is the theme of the 14th Annual Red Ribbon Celebration and Family Fun Festival to be held on October 26, 2002 at Perris Hill Park.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the Bowl to Fiscalini Field. The festival will include special Red Ribbon commemorative activities, Nutrition Olympics, and Health Festival 2002. The event is a coordinated effort of the Red Ribbon Committee, Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches, Loveland Church Health & Fitness Ministry, and the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Nutrition Program.
The Red Ribbon Celebration is an annual event dedicated to thousands of Californians who are working to eliminate the demand for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The Red Ribbon campaign was initiated to commemorate Enrique Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was brutally murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985. Red Ribbon Week symbolizes an individual’s commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and is a visible community commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.
As the final event in their “Community Gathering” program Farmers Insurance Group and IECAAC will also host the “Christians United for Health” Ministry Fair. Parents who attend with their children will have an opportunity to receive a free child Indentification kit. The kit is a valuable tool that helps law enforcement locate missing children. Farmers Insurance Group is supplying the service free of charge.
Admission is free for the entire family. There will be tasty food and beverage concessions available, or bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in the park.

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