Central Point Police host D.A.R.E. fundraiser
The Central Point Police Department held a fundraiser today at Twin Creeks Park in Central Point.
The fundraiser goes towards funding the D.A.R.E. program for three elementary schools in Central Point.
The D.A.R.E. program stands for Drug Awareness Resistance Education.
Along with raising money for the program, the fundraiser allows members of the community to come together, learn more about the program, and enjoy time outdoors with community members alongside the Central Point Police Department.
Classic cars were a theme of the fundraiser, and people of all ages seemed to enjoy looking at them.
"We put on this event every year this is our main fundraiser to fund the D.A.R.E. program in Central Point, and we provide the dare program to all fifth-graders at all the Central Point elementary schools. And so this is how we make all of our money for it," said JR Godley, Central Point Police Officer, and event coordinator.
Godley also mentioned there are three different D.A.R.E. officers at the Central Point Police Department.
The D.A.R.E. program teaches children how to say no to drugs along with focusing on other important aspects as well.
Preventing bullying, and helping children learn how to make important life choices for a better future are other points of focus.
Godley said he thinks a couple of thousand people have already visited the event today and credits that to the weather which conveniently cleared up after stormy weather Friday night.