FOOD, FUN, GAMES PART OF D.A.R.E. DAY

FOOD, FUN, GAMES PART OF D.A.R.E. DAY

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department will host D.A.R.E. Day Saturday, May 26 in honor of area elementary students who completed the Drug Abuse Resistance and Education program taught at several schools during the 2011-2012 school year.

D.A.R.E. Day will be on the front lawn of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department at 845 N. Motel Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public
The event will feature a jumping balloon, the National Guard climbing wall, volleyball games, basketball skills competitions and demonstrations by the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department. Ident-a-Child services will be available for parents.

Two children’s bicycles will be raffled off. There is no purchase necessary and anyone who attends D.A.R.E. Day is eligible to win.

The D.A.R.E. program is sponsored by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department and is taught at elementary schools throughout Doña Ana County every year, including the Gadsden Independent School District and Hatch Valley Schools.

The 10-week program teaches skills on tobacco, marijuana and alcohol resistance, Nine Ways to Say No, and overall decision-making strategies to help kids defend themselves against peer pressure and bullying.

For more information on D.A.R.E. Day or to learn more about D.A.R.E. in the classroom, contact Ronnie Granados at (575) 650-5190.