The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office hosts multiple D.A.R.E. Dances throughout the year to provide a safe and positive environment for county youth to socialize. In addition, the dances help offset the cost of the Sheriff’s Office annual Fifth Grade Youth Camp. Over the past several years, the Sheriff’s Office has noticed a decline in D.A.R.E. Dance attendance, placing the youth summer program in jeopardy.
Since its inception, the Sheriff’s Office conducts annual fundraising and requests donations from area businesses to fund the program at no cost to the parents.
“We are exploring alternative ways to fundraise and improve our program for our county youth. The Sheriff’s Office implements citizen ideas and suggestions all the time and we continue to look for more,” said Sheriff John Cottle.
The Sheriff’s Office is looking for public comment regarding the continuation and improvement of D.A.R.E. Dances and how it will impact the annual youth camp. Citizens of Lincoln County are encouraged to take a quick nine (9) question survey by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8QKTRVP. The survey is available through Jan. 31, 2014.
Citizens can also find a copy of the survey link on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
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