Labette county sheriff’s office hosts DARE party

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Dozens of Labette county 5th graders take part in a party to celebrate the completion of their DARE class.

One-hundred sixty 5th grade students from eight Labette county schools celebrated the completion of their DARE classes Friday. Deputies with the Labette County Sheriff’s Office fixed lunch for the kids, and showed them several demonstrations, like the importance of seatbelts. Undersheriff Clifford Davis says the lessons the kids learned could save their lives one day, and the bond they made with deputy Lisa Lahey, their DARE instructor, will help them remember what they learned.

“The Sheriff’s Office has been doing this for several, several years, and these kids that are taking this class this year will remember Lisa Lahey for years and years to come,” Davis says.

Each student won a door prize at the end of the party. The food and prizes were donated by Labette county businesses and residents.

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