D.A.R.E. Halloween Festival Set 09-27-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
D.A.R.E. PROGRAM
OFFICER WARREN K. SHAW
PHONE: 961-8833
SEPTEMBER 27, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hawaii County Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program will sponsor a Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 28, 2001, in Hilo’s Lincoln Park.

Dubbed the D.A.R.E. Halloween Festival in the Park 2001, the event, scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., will feature games, contests, food, entertainment and Halloween safety tips for Big Island kids and their parents.

Activities include games, a Halloween costume parade, a Safety Kids Puppet Show, a Party Bouncer and contests. Food and beverages will be available at the D.A.R.E Diner.

Scheduled to make special appearances are Daren, the worldwide mascot for D.A.R.E.; Hoppy, the Big Island’s own D.A.R.E. mascot; and McGruff.

To make parking easier, a free shuttle will run between Lincoln Park and the Hilo police station on Kapiolani Street every 15 minutes.

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