Retro Bill to make debut at Hobart Middle School

2012-10-22T09:47:00Z Retro Bill to make debut at Hobart Middle SchoolContributed by Jack Grennes | Hobart Police Department Public Relations Division

HOBART | Retro Bill will be presenting two shows for the School City of Hobart’s Elementary School Students on October 24 at Hobart Middle School, 36 East 8th St. in the auditorium The first show will start at 10 a.m. and the second starting at 11a.m. He will be supplying our youth with safety tips, the tools to make good decisions and how tosaynotodrugsandalcohol.


About Retro Bill | Retro Bill, a television and radio celebrity based in Beverly Hills, California, brings a little bit of “Hollywood” and a lot of “fun and motivation” to the “Heartland” with a “wholesome message presented as dessert!” Retro Bill is the alter ego of writer, director, producer, actor, and artist Bill Russ. Retro Bill (Retro to his friends) is the No. 1 most-requested school assembly presenter in the United States. Educators, parents and students alike say his show is highly-enjoyable. Retro Bill grew up in the nearby Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois. His life passion to ‘Make a positive difference in this World!’ is realized through his fun and enthusiastic performances, that get kids motivated and excited about making good decisions in their own lives. Retro Bill's contribution D.A.R.E.

In 2001, using his life-savings, RETRO BILL (aka writer, producer, director, actor and artist BILL RUSS) wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Award-Winning "D.A.R.E. Safety Tips starring RETRO BILL" (video and DVD) which is now being used by police officers in 350,000 classrooms throughout the United States, and by thousands of other DARE Officers worldwide, in many languages! Over 36 million children worldwide enrolled annually each year in the International DARE program view RETRO BILL’s “DARE Safety Tips.”

For additional information on Retro Bill visit his webpage at

The Hobart Police Department was able to sponsor this event with help from the Lake County Substance Abuse Council.

Questions? Please contact D.A.R.E. Officer, Lt. Jack Grennes at 942-1125 x 1070

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