Burlington, NC -- The D.A.R.E program is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies to give families a chance to enjoy carnival fun while learning about drug abuse and prevention.
It's hosting its 2nd Annual Youth Carnival in Burlington through May 5, 2013. Kids will enjoy carnival rides and games at the event at the Holly Hill Mall Parking Lot. Families will get into the fair for free.
The fair provides a positive and safe atmosphere for students and their families while raising money for the D.A.R.E. program and its many initiatives in the Alamance-Burlington Schools.
Students in grades 5th and 7th at most schools in Burlington are taught the D.A.R.E. program. It teaches children about standing up to peer pressure, making better decisions, raises their self-esteem, and how to resist bullies.
There will also be booths available to find out about local services and community agencies at the carnival.
The carnival is open April 30, 2013 through May 5, 2013. Hours Tuesday through Friday are from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. It's open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WFMY News 2/Burlington Police Department