Kids Get Marching Orders to Show Support for DARE

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Byline: Michelle Martin Daily Herald Staff Writer

Local efforts to persuade children to say no to drugs literally will stop traffic today.

Fourth- and fifth-graders from all Barrington Unit District 220 schools will march down Main Street from Barrington High School to the village's train station at about 10:30 a.m. today in the annual Just Say No parade.

The parade will follow an anti-drug rally at Barrington High School, said Sam Parma, a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer from South Barrington.

After lunch, all the fifth-graders will participate in the "Wheel of Wisdom," a game show-like contest that tests students' knowledge about drugs.

The Wheel of Wisdom, and a display of fire and police cars and other law enforcement equipment, will take place at Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus.

The events were organized by Parma and DARE officers from other departments that serve District 220 schools, which include students from all the Barrington-area communities, Inverness, Hoffman Estates and Carpentersville. …