Bates County Sheriff Chad Anderson would like to invite Bates County children and their families to attend the D.A.R.E. Family Fun Day at the Bates County Sheriff's Office on June 13th. Sheriff Anderson and his Administrative Staff organized this event so kids can interact with Sheriff's Deputies. With everything that has been going on lately in the media, Sheriff Anderson does not want our youth to be scared of Law Enforcement. If kids are scared, hurt or needs help in any way he wants them to know they can run to Law Enforcement, not run away from them. Sheriff Anderson wants kids to know that Law Enforcement Officers are their friends and are here to help them if the need arises.
The event will be held June 13th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the west parking lot at the Bates County Sheriff's Office. There will be bounce houses kids can play in. They will have a chance to Dunk-A-Deputy in the dunk tank or win a prize at one of the carnival games. Deputies will be cooking hot dogs, popcorn and snow-cones to give away. Kids will be able to look at police vehicles and see our K-9's at work. Bring your camera so you can take your child's picture with DAREN the Lion. The first 100 kids will get a free D.A.R.E. t-shirt.
We hope you mark your calendars and plan on attending this FREE event with your family.