Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - The Allen County DARE program has several upcoming events in our area.

On Friday- 6th graders from Temple high school will tour the Juvenile Detention Center- tour the American Township Fire department- bowl at Westgate- and finish the day with a DARE graduation at Temple High School at 2:00pm.

Friday May 23rd- 5th grade students from Bath will learn from guest speakers including the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team- the Bath Fire Department- and a performance from Mike Hemmelgarn before receiving their DARE Certificates.

And on Wednesday May 25th- Shawnee 5th graders will be treated to a show from Mike Hemmelgarn as he uses puppets-juggling and balloons to entertain and send a message about character to kids- the students will receive their DARE certificates after the performance.