Bride Elaina Terry dancing with Papillion D.A.R.E. Officer Tony Foster.
Even D.A.R.E. Officers get surprised. Recently, Papillion D.A.R.E. Officer, Tony Foster, was invited to a wedding. Not just any wedding, but the wedding of a former D.A.R.E. student. Now 23 years old, Elaina Terry knew since she was in 6th grade that her friendship with her D.A.R.E. Officer would last a lifetime. She stayed in contact with Officer Foster over the years and always said she would invite him to her wedding someday.
That day finally arrived, 13 years after she graduated from D.A.R.E. The big surprise came when it was time for the dances. First came the mother/son dance, then the father/daughter dance, then the Officer Foster/bride dance. It was a proud moment for the D.A.R.E. officer and his former student.
The impact D.A.R.E. has on students is sometimes immeasurable, but not always.