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Teens making a mess to stay clean

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

The Lincoln County Drug and Alcohol Reduction Team (DART) hosted the first annual mud volleyball tournament “spike the ball and not the Punch” on Thursday, May 23 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. The event was a huge success with approximately 176 students competing in the event, 42 volunteers, and approximately 500 people attending. The event was open to all middle school and high school students in the Lincoln County School Districts. This year winners in the middle school division were the Troy School District. The high school winners were the Silex School District. The winning teams received a trophy for the win, which will be kept at their school. In addition, all team members for the middle school and high school division were presented an I-Pod Nano for finishing in 1st place. Other I-Pods were given to a Troy Buchannan High School team for best sportsmanship, provided by Preferred Family Healthcare.

D.A.R.T. is a coalition that has been formed by community members, law enforcement, healthcare providers, businesses, and schools within Lincoln County to provide drug and alcohol education and prevention to youth in the county. One of the primary goals of the D.A.R.T. team is to provide drug and alcohol free activities and events for the youth in Lincoln County. D.A.R.T. is looking forward to having more events for area youth this summer. In addition, planning has started for the 2nd Annual Anti-Drug rally, which will be held in September. For more information about upcoming events and activities, please check out D.A.R.T. on Facebook.

The mud volleyball tournament would not have been possible without the generous donations provided by the following sponsors: The Lincoln County Fair Board, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Troy Police Department, Preferred Family Healthcare, the Bank of Old Monroe, Kroger, The Troy R- III School District, the Winfield School District, Orscheln Farm and Home, Tractor Supply, Roger Burkemper, and many members of the D.A.R.T. organization. The D.A.R.T. team is extremely grateful for all the contribution and support these businesses and entities were able to provide to make this safe and sober activity for the youth of Lincoln County a huge success.

For more information on how you can become more involved or support DART – contact us through our Facebook page .