Starke County Drug Free Double Dare Event this Sunday

Knox, North Judson-San Pierre and Oreon-Davis students in grades 6-12 will be competing in the annual Drug Free Double Dare event Sunday, April 3rd at 1:30 p.m. CT at the Knox Middle School.

“Drug Free Double Dare is based on the concept of the Nickelodeon Double Dare,” explained Knox Middle School Guidance Counselor, Chris Ross. “We give it an anti-drug twist. The students received a study guide with information about different types of drugs. On Sunday, the students will then answer questions based on what they’ve studied.”

“If they answer a question correctly, they will get a certain number of points. If they don’t know the answer, they could dare the other team to answer it and if they don’t answer it, it goes to a physical challenge. Physical challenges tend to get real messy. They pass Spam without using their hands. Instead, they use their chins. We’ve had twinkie races and a challenge were you try to stick marshmallows to peanut buttered faces. The kids really enjoy it and learn a lot at the same time.”

The public is invited to attend the event. WKVI’s Anita Goodan will be the emcee for the event.