The Great Bend Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is holding a first of its kind free D.A.R.E Day Out event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3111 10th St.
This event is geared towards elementary aged kids 3-12 years old and is intended to get kids up and moving around in the cold winter months when it is hard to get outside to play.
People are asked to enter at the main doors on the north side of the Event Center. Parents are required to be there with their children while at the event.
“We are exited to hold an event like this; it will the first one like this for the D.A.R.E Program in Great Bend,” School Liaison Officer Paul Millard said. “We have a lot of things planned for the kids to do and a way to get out of the house during the winter months.”
There will be several free inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, a Velcro wall, a bungee run and a putt-putt green. The two inflatables will allow the smaller children to participate with kids the same size and age.
Parents will also have the opportunity to speak with the two D.A.R.E officers from the Great Bend Police Department and ask any questions they have about the program.
“D.A.R.E has changed over the years from being just about drugs and alcohol,” Millard said. “Today the program focuses on other areas of safety as well, like internet safety and safe ways to report crimes. It also teaches about anti-bullying.”
For additional information contact Millard at Great Bend High School, 793-1521.
This event is sponsored in part by Nex-Tech and Waters True Value Hardware.