Noticed the red ribbons adorning local trees and doorways? Schools, families and businesses are hanging the ribbons to encourage kids to make smart choices when it comes to drugs, alcohol and
other risky behaviors.
Here's a photo of Ana Basic's classroom door at Lake Bluff Middle School, which some of her advisory students decorated last week. Many area schools are participating in the LEAD-sponsored "Red Ribbon Week" program, which includes a Red-Ribbon Race on Nov. 2. There's a 5K run for the hearty, and a 2-mile walk for those who like a slower pace (and which is open to strollers, trikes and dogs as well). The races start at 9 a.m. at Elawa Farm, 1401 Middle Fork Road in Lake Forest. Click over to LEAD's website to register.
LEAD is a United Way agency serving Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Knollwood. It stands for Linking Efforts Against Drugs.