Richland County Sheriff’s Department


10th Annual DARESCREAM


Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Forest Drive - Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop along with Groucho’s Deli and the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association (FARMA) will be teaming up to host the 10th Annual “D.A.R.E.SCREAM Night” October 27, 2016 from 4: 00 p.m. until 9: 00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Baskin Robbins located at 4711 Forest Drive in Forest Acres..  Together, we hope to create a larger event and therefore raise more money to support D.A.R.E.  The profits from sales that night will be given to the S.C. DARE Training Center.  Richland County conducts all D.A.R.E. officer Trainings for S.C. The educational program D.A.R.E. targets students at the 5th and 7th grade levels.  Sheriff Leon Lott and Baskin-Robbins’ owner Spears Westbrook have committed to this celebration in an effort to raise awareness and support for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program.  DARESCREAM is a community based effort held annually and is unique in the U.S.  Parents, children, law enforcement and school personnel come together in an environment conducive to positive interaction.   


Sheriff Leon Lott, Spears Westbrook, and Drew Hampton owner of Groucho’s, along with Richland County School Resource Officers/D. A.R.E. instructors, Chester County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Columbia Police Department, and Forest Acres Police Department, are encouraging students and families to come out for “DARESCREAM Night” and enjoy a free night of safe fun.  Of course we encourage a purchase of your favorite ice cream flavor and food from the vendors that will be on hand this year.  


“DARESCREAM Night” will feature Sheriff Lott, Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon of Richland School District One, Superintendent Dr. Stephen W. Hefner of Lexington/Richland District Five, and Assistant Superintendents Dr. Baron Davis and Mr. Keith Price of Richland School District Two along with Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins as “Celebrity Dippers” serving you ice cream. Principals will be in be a friendly Ice Cream Clown-Cone building contest.  The contest judges will include SC House of Representatives Beth Bernstein, Baskin Robbins staff members and others.  Numerous activities will be in the parking lot.  A Bounce House and Obstacle Course from Little Party People (803)-331-4732.  Get your Big Bang for your Bucks with this locally owned company (discount offer at D.A.R.E. info. desk).  Original recording artists and rock band, theThunder Pigs”, with their nationally released Wicked Cool Records hit “Everytime”, will perform original rock ’n roll from their albums and new songs to be released http://thethunderpigs.com/index.html on their upcoming album. The Capital City Shag Club will share the stage blasting beach & pop music plus offering dance lessons.  We will also have face painting, a bicycle safety course, Capital Karate, police vehicles, DARE Trucks, Kid’s Identification Program, Mounted Horse Patrol, Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Helicopter, Tripp Miller of Soccer Plus and an official with SC United Football (soccer) will be on hand to see how fast you can kick a soccer ball (speed detected by radar), and much more.   


A D.A.R.E. Poster Contest for 5th or 7th grade D.A.R.E. students will also be held with prizes being awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners.  The winners will be announced at 7:00 p.m.  Good luck students! 

Sheriff Leon Lott added that a total of 15,000+ students went through the DARE program last school year -- to learn more about D.A.R.E. go to www.rcsd.net/dare   

October 19, 2016

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