Published on October 20th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Sheriff Leon Lott Lott is proud to announce that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Forest Drive Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shoppe are teaming up once again to host the 9th Annual “DARESCREAM Night”. The event will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5: 00 p.m. until 9: 00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Baskin Robbins located at 4711 Forest Drive in Forest Acres. This is a celebration that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and Baskin-Robbins owner Spears Westbrook have committed to in an effort to raise awareness for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Baskin Robbins owner Spears Westbrook, Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officers and D. A.R.E. instructors, along with Springdale Police Department D.A.R.E. instructors, Chester County Police Department, the City of Columbia Police Department, and Forest Acres Police Department, are encouraging students and families to come out “DARESCREAM Night” and enjoy an ice cream cone in your favorite flavors.

“DARESCREAM Night” will feature Sheriff Lott, Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Richland School District One, Superintendent Dr. Stephen W. Hefner, Lexington/Richland District Five, Assistant Superintendents Dr. Baron Davis, and Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins as “Celebrity Dippers” serving ice cream. There will be numerous activities such as a blow up Bounce House and Obstacle Course, face painting, a bicycle safety course, Capital Karate, police vehicles, DARE Trucks, Kid’s Identification Program, Capital City Shag dancing, Midlands Safe Kids checking for car seat safety, and much more.

A D.A.R.E. Poster Contest for 5th or 7th grade D.A.R.E. students will also be held with prizes being awarded to the 1st, 2nd, place winners. The winners will be announced at 7:00 p.m. Good luck students!

Sheriff Leon Lott added that over 12,000 students went through the DARE program last school year — to learn more about D.A.R.E. go to

Sheriff Leon Lott added that a total of 11,000 students went through the DARE program last school year — to learn more about D.A.R.E. go to


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