BATESVILLE – October 16, 2012 – The Citizens Bank is providing 7,000 red bracelets to help all students in the Batesville, Cave City, Cedar Ridge, Midland and Southside School districts observe Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31. The bracelets are inscribed with the phrase, “Drug Free and Proud to Be.”
Red Ribbon Week was established in 1980 by a group of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should play a leadership role in drug prevention. The organization, now known as the National Family Partnership, is a leader in drug prevention education and advocacy.
“We support our area’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth,” said John Dews, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “As schools observe Red Ribbon Week this year, we hope students will appreciate and live by the message that appears on special bracelets.”
About The Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County. Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties with 10 fully staffed financial centers.