The Village of Palmetto Bay is seeking vendors to participate in a unique fundraiser in support of the Policing Unit’s DARE Program.
The Palmetto Bay Arts & Crafts Fair on Apr. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Ludovici Park, will feature up to 40 vendors. Each vendor pays a $25 registration fee to participate and proceeds from these fees will go toward the purchase of student workbooks and diplomas.
This year, hundreds of school children around the village will benefit from DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
DARE was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of the nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world. DARE is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
For vendor registration, contact Officer Glasko at 305-278-4016 or visit the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit at Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus St., weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.