Thursday, November 7, 2013
The recent Drug Abuse Resistance Education Halloween Spaghetti Fundraiser was well attended.
The local Elks Club hosted this event. There were numerous area sponsors and volunteers to help make this event a success.
The funds will help the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Department continue to allow Deputy Edwards to teach this course in some of the county’s fifth-grade classes.
This is the first and sometimes the only time students receive instruction on the dangers and abuse of drugs.
Officer Bennett of the Walla Walla Police Department (a former DARE officer) was the speaker for the night.
Officer Bennett announced during the evening that it had been approximately 15 years since the last fundraiser in our area.
DARE was first introduced in the L.A. California schools in 1983. In the 30 years since, it has spread nationally and internationally.
Sheriff Turner, with his roots in law enforcement coming from LAPD, knows the importance of this program and the impact it can have on young people.
All of those who have helped support this program in Walla Walla County are appreciated.
Retired College Place Police DARE officer