D.A.R.E held Back to School Bash for students - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

D.A.R.E held Back to School Bash for students

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

D.A.R.E held a free back to school bash for kids on their last Friday before the school year begins in full swing next week.

Kids of all ages went to the skating rink and enjoyed free skating, food, and giveaways.

According to Corporal Kevin Foust with Jonesboro police, the program was able to have the bash due to the amount of money they received from various fundraisers throughout the year.

He said the most important thing is that students start off the new school year safe and healthy.

"Traffic is going to be heavy next week, everyone be safe," Foust said. "Stay off them cell phones especially in the school zones and want an event to have a great school year. This is going to be an event that will get everyone kicked off."

Foust said D.A.R.E. plan to begin their teachings on the week of Aug. 21.

This will be the program's 30th year teaching in the school districts.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Kids hold pep rally for librarian with cancer

    Kids hold pep rally for librarian with cancer

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:13:40 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:33:37 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A group of Swifton Middle School students gathered for a special pep rally on Friday.

    A group of Swifton Middle School students gathered for a special pep rally on Friday.

  • Group working to get immigrants to become citizens

    Group working to get immigrants to become citizens

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-08-17 22:44:48 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:32:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    Members of one organization are answering immigrants' questions about citizenship.

    Members of one organization are answering immigrants' questions about citizenship.

  • Old Indian Mall property sold to Memphis group

    Old Indian Mall property sold to Memphis group

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:13:06 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:27:13 GMT
    (Source: Haag Brown)(Source: Haag Brown)

    According to a news release from Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development, an investment company from Memphis, TN - Highland Street Group - closed on the property Thursday.

    According to a news release from Haag Brown Commercial Real Estate and Development, an investment company from Memphis, TN - Highland Street Group - closed on the property Thursday.

Powered by Frankly