The Concordia Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program is hosting an annual event Saturday. Click to hear KMZU’s Brian Locke speak with Officer Aaron Rucker.
Rucker said a new addition has been implemented for this year’s event. “We started “Dare To Fish” 5 years ago. My predecessor began the event and I picked it up about 3 years ago and took off with it. However, this will be the first year that we’ve done the hog roast.”
Rucker moved on to give a run down of the events. “The fishing derby with the kids will begin at 9 a.m. Then we talk to them a little bit about drugs and alcohol. After that we will go over the rules and regulations of the fishing tournament. Then the officers go out and help the kids fish. We bait hooks, take fish off the hooks, things like that and just have a good time with them. At about noon the hog roast will begin.”
The event is free to attend, but free will donations to benefit the D.A.R.E. Program are welcome. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing equipment will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own as well.