DARE in Caldwell County was started in 1991 by former Sheriff Roger Hutchings and Sgt. Eddie Bowman. Jamie Parsons, a local business owner was willing to do whatever it took to provide DARE to the children of Caldwell County. The three of them worked out a fundraiser in the form of an annual golf tournament that continues to this date. 2006 was our 15th annual Jamie Parsons Invitational DARE Golf Tournament. As of this date the DARE program has raised close to a half million dollars that has gone to the children of Caldwell County.
The salaries of the officers is the only tax
funded part of DARE program. All other money for the program is gathered from
donations and our annual fundraiser. These funds go directly to the
classrooms. We provide each student with a pencil pack, pencil, eraser, ruler,
stickers, zipper pull, pencil pennant, water bottle, bumper sticker, dare pin, workbook,
certificate, medal, and shirt. We take all graduates to the skating rink for a pizza
party after graduation.
We have officers assigned full time to DARE, sharing responsibilities of teaching the elementary and middle school curriculum.
You can also send an generic email to firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions about the program.
We serve ten elementary schools with a total of 34
classes and 775 fifth grade students: Baton, Collettsville, Dudley Shoals, Gamewell,
Granite Falls, Happy Valley, Hudson, Kings Creek, Oak Hill, and Sawmills.
We serve seven middle schools with a total of 36 classes and 850 seventh grade students: Collettsville, Gamewell, Granite Falls, Happy Valley, Hudson, Kings Creek, and Oak Hill.
Lt. Harrison at a local fall festival talking to children.
Visit D.A.R.E.'s web site: www.dare.com or D.A.R.E. Kids: www.dare.com/kids/
This site was last updated 09/01/09