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The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy – RETRO BILL made a Keynote Motivational Appearance at Burlington, North Carolinia Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Days in the Park Event.

Burlington, North Carolina – USA

The Burlington Police Department Awarded it’s D.A.R.E. Graduates with their Annual “D.A.R.E. Days in the Park” Event this spring.  This two-day event (Hosted by D.A.R.E. Officers Chad Laws & Mike Paschal along with Burlington Police Department Officers and Park District Personnel) features Team-Building Games,  Train and Carousel Rides and Pizza, Snacks, Music and Dancing.  The two-day Special Event culminates with  a Fun & Motivational Presentation by the Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy – RETRO BILL (on the Main Stage Burlington City Park).

5th D.A.R.E. Graduates (pictured along with D.A.R.E. Officers, Teachers and RETRO BILL) that attended this year’s  “D.A.R.E. Days in the Park Event” were from the following Alamance-Burlington School District schools:

  • Homer Andrews Elementary School
  • Grove Park Elementary School
  • Blessed Sacrament SchoolBurlington Christian Academy
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Newlin Elementary School
  • Eastlawn Elementary School
  • Positive Day School

D.A.R.E. Burlington Incorporated is a non-profit organization dedicated in helping kids make healthy decisions and wise choices.

D.A.R.E. Burlington Inc. is composed of a board of directors by volunteers from within the community. Board volunteers come from various backgrounds; such as business owners, leaders, parents, school administrators and three D.A.R.E. Officers.

The purpose of D.A.R.E. Burlington Inc. is to advise and support the D.A.R.E. Officers of the Burlington Police Department in their daily duties of promoting anti-drug use and violence prevention.

D.A.R.E. Burlington Inc. conducts an annual golf tournament as a fundraiser to provide materials for classrooms, graduations, promotional items, and equipment for the DARE officers. In addition, DARE Burlington sponsors various school events throughout the school year. Our main event is the “D.A.R.E. Days in the Park Event” which is a Celebration of Graduating the D.A.R.E. Program, and a pre-Summer “KICK-OFF” Event for D.A.R.E. Graduates.

Due to popular demand… D.A.R.E. Burlington Inc. and the Burlington Police Department also Hosted & Sponsored their 2nd Annual “D.A.R.E. / RETRO BILL Community Family Show.” This FREE evening community event held in the Turrentine Middle School gymnasium turned out to be so popular this year that it was a “standing room only” event! Families raved about the program and stood in a long line afterwards to get an autograph from RETRO BILL and their pictures taken with RETRO BILL, DAREN the LION and Burlington Police Department D.A.R.E. Officers and D.A.R.E. Burlington, Inc. Board Member Sang Ho Lee.

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