The King Philip DARE Support Group is set to host a fundraising dinner this Saturday in an effort to ensure the anti-drug program stays in the schools.
The dinner, which will take place at Wrentham's Original Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, will feature corned beef and live Irish entertainment in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
According to KP DARE Support Group literature, the effort first began in 2009, after town Police Chief James Anderson gave a talk to the congregational church's men's fellowship breakfast. During the talk, Anderson emphasized the importance of providing the program to middle-school students, as it was only available at the elementary-school level at the time.
The group said it was successful, thanks to fundraising, in its attempt to establish DARE at the eighth-grade level for the 2009-2010 school year. According to the literature, the cost of the program for the eighth grade is $11,000 currently.
This Saturday's dinner will take place at 6pm, and is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Those wishing to purchase tickets may do so by calling (508) 384-3110 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
People may also contribute directly to the group by sending contributions to: KP DARE Support Group, P.O. Box 657, Wrentham.