Bill” entertains DARE graduates!
“Even though he’s a grown up, he acts like he’s one of us, like he’s 12 years old,” Kevin said.
With mini traffic cones, an empty blender and a yellow Wham-O Hula Hoop, “Retro Bill” advised students to follow their dreams and resist the hazards of drugs, alcohol, and violence.
Russ began touring the nation as “Retro Bill” three years ago and has since made four tours through San Luis Obispo County. At Friday’s program, Sheriff Patrick Hedges presented “Retro Bill” with a certificate of appreciation from the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department.
Friday’s performance was Retro Bill’s last in the county for the 2002-2003 school year. He will be back in the county for a multi-city tour in October of 2003.
Russ has plans to move into television with Retro Bill. He has teamed with TV Talk Show Host and Television Producer, Leeza Gibbons to develop “The Retro Bill Show.”
San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Deputy Susy Corriea said, “Retro Bill sends a positive message to the kids and does it in a way that gets their attention,” she added, “He’s exactly what the DARE program needed to give it that extra oomph!”
Copyright The San Luis Obispo Tribune 2003
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