The Adams County DARE Kids are ready for a graduation.

It happens every year at this time, and it is always great to see the kids "graduate."

It is just like a real graduation in that they get honored for their hard work of taking the DARE class. The moms and dads come to watch. The kids love the attention, and they should because they have worked hard throughout the past school year taking the class. And when graduation day gets here, we all celebrate what they have done.

DARE graduations in Adams County Illinois are held in the spring at each participating school: Mendon Unity, Camp Point Central,Payson Elementary and Liberty, Illinois. Elementary. The Adams County Sheriff's Department sponsors the program.

Terry Patton