This weekend many will be home for the holidays -- home from college, on break from high school or whatever. The age-old question is what can the kids do and not get into trouble? Aaron Palmer reports on one option.
Well, a couple of business partners here in Buffalo have the answer: a dance for those under 21 that is chaperoned, will have security and will offer an alcohol and tobacco-free environment.
This Saturday, Dec. 18 from 8 pm until midnight at the Johnson County Fairgrounds' Community Building, everyone underage can enjoy some music, fun and refreshments.
DT's DJ Service will be providing music, and co-owner Tony Duncan said he and his partner Brian Thorson came up with the idea to keep the kids safe.
Duncan said the purpose of the dance isn't to make money, but to provide a fun event for the kids during Christmas break. Hopefully, he said, the college kids too young to go to the bars will go to the dance instead of throwing their own parties.
And, he said, it's not just limited to Buffalo kids, but open to all kids 20 and under from Sheridan, Gillette, Big Horn, wherever.
Duncan wanted to thank one local business owner for helping put the dance on.
There will be security at the dance, Duncan said, with officers from both the Buffalo Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office in attendance and a bouncer at the door checking ID's to make sure everyone is under 21.
The cost is just $3 per person, which will go to defray expenses.
Duncan said parents shouldn't worry about their kids attending the dance.
If parents have questions about the dance, Duncan encouraged them to call him at 620-1836.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.