VAN WERT — The 24th annual DARE Golf Outing was another huge success this year thanks to all of the great support from the Van Wert community. There were 27 teams that golfed this year and the winning team consisted of Will Sharpe, Evan Scarlett, Tim Hurst, and Colton Lautzenheiser. They shot a winning score of 62.

Officer Blackmore stated that the support from the businesses and families in our community in sponsoring holes for the tournament helped raise funds for the youth of Van Wert City and County. All of the proceeds raised go to the Van Wert City/ County D.A.R.E. Program to help cover the costs of teaching the youth about the prevention and effects of drugs and alcohol. Also some of the proceeds goes to different events the DARE Team holds every year for the children. The events shows the kids that they can still have a ton of fun without turning to drugs and alcohol.

Deputies Mike Biberstine, John Gabriel, and Officer Greg Blackmore send out a huge thank you to everyone that supported and helped out at the DARE Golf Outing.