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OVESON WILL HELP LAYTON LAUNCH `RED RIBBON WEEK’ OCT. 19-27

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"It's Hot to Not" in Layton City. That is, not to use any illegal drug and not abuse any legal drug. To help promote "Red Ribbon Week," Oct. 19-27, and the state's anti-drug campaign, Layton City will sponsor a Red Ribbon Rally with guest speaker Lt. Governor Val Oveson, a ribbon-tying campaign and free swimming.

The city wants youths from all over the city and county - from churches, schools, clubs, Scout groups and other organizations - to help promote and support the "It's Hot to Not" campaign.The kickoff for Layton City's events will be a youth rally on the steps of City Hall, 437 Wasatch Drive, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Oveson will speak and a pep talk will also be given by Ray Gibbons, the Layton Police Department Drug Prevention officer.

Following the rally, the leaders of organized groups will be given red ribbons to take to their assigned parks or other area of the city to tie on trees.

Groups from outside Layton are also invited to participate.

Red ribbon prizes will be awarded to the largest group to support the rally, the group with the best Red Ribbon Rally spirit and the group with the best rally signs.

To register a youth group for the ribbon tying event, call Lyndia Graham, Layton City Council member at 544-4423.

Throughout Red Ribbon Week, any person wearing a red ribbon will be admitted free at Layton's Surf-N-Swim during open swim hours, 6-9 p.m. daily.