The DeKalb County Children's Service Council, Sheriff Patrick Ray and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Old El Paso Taco Company, and Smithville Wal-Mart have teamed together to host a "Just Say No To Drugs” dance and party on November 8th, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County High School. This event is for all high school students who attend the DeKalb County High School.
DeKalb County Children's Service Council member Clata Redmon says "We would like to let our teenagers know that we believe in them and would like to provide a safe place and event for them to have fun with their friends."
Sheriff Ray says "I am very pleased to be able to play a part in this dance. This will be a great place for our children to come and dance and have fellowship in a drug-free environment. This event has been made possible by donations from business and civic organizations to the DeKalb Children's Service Council. We hope to be able to have dances for the other schools in the future."
Sheriff Ray adds that his department will be providing security at the dance. Only students with valid DeKalb County High School student ID's will be allowed to enter this event. All school rules and policies will be enforced. Any student who has not turned in a parental permission slip should contact School Resource Officer Kenneth Whitehead for further details.
The DeKalb County Children Service Council is asking that businesses, industries, churches, organizations, or any individuals who would like to make a monetary donation for this and other events for the youth in DeKalb County to contact them at 597-7991. Monetary Donations are tax deductible. A list of all that made donations to this event will be announced later.