WILMINGTON — Ahresty Wilmington Corporation recently donated $1,000 to the DARE program on behalf of their services in the county and recent participation in Ahresty Safety Day.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program began in 1983 in Los Angeles. D.A.R.E. is a 17-week series of classroom lessons taught by a specially trained law enforcement officer. Fifth-grade students learn the skills needed to resist negative peer pressure and lead successful, drug-free and violence-free lives. D.A.R.E. is now operating in 80 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 44 countries.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office began teaching the D.A.R.E. curriculum in 1989 and it is presently taught in the Clinton-Massie School District and the East Clinton School District.
The Clinton County D.A.R.E. program is funded by drug-free grant money provided by each participating school district, an annual D.A.R.E grant from the State of Ohio and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. Donations are gladly accepted and held in the D.A.R.E. trust fund account in the event of future need.
Ahresty would like to thank the D.A.R.E. program for all their support, and all the law enforcement agencies.
Ahresty Wilmington Corporation is a high-tech foundry located at 2627 S. South St. specializing in automotive parts and has been in business since 1988.