Stomp D.A.T. back to school event set for Saturday
Stomp D.A.T., an anti-drugs, alcohol and tobacco group sponsored by the Benton Parks and Recreation Department, will present its Back to School Stomp at Tyndall Park on Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In addition to several booths providing information for students on the risks associated with using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, the family event will feature a plethora of extracurricular activities on which students can focus instead of turning to substance use.
Groups represented will include: Tabernacle Worshippers, Dance! Laura Stilwell and Company, martial arts class, Ovation Music Academy, the Benton Police Department junior academy, women's self defense class, the Mayors Youth Advisory Council.
Almost every booth will offer an activity, rather than just information, said Lisa Ferrell, administrative assistant for the parks department.
Tours of fire trucks and ambulances and bounce houses also will be available.
The event is free and water and popcorn will be provided.
Concessions will be available for other food and beverage items.
For more information, call 501-776-5970.
Sponsors of the event include First Security Bank, Union Pacific, State Farm, Summit Bank, CBJ Vendors and Mountain Pure Water.