In April 2013, for Alcohol Awareness Month, Sherri Foster, Eula Gaines, and Valerie Moore of Gateway's Community Connections Program hosted a highly successful month of prevention activities in Midfield. In collaboration with the Midfield Police Department they conducted a Drug Take-back event at the Midfield Recreation Center. Concurrent with the Drug Take-Back event, they conducted a Pastors’ Conference to raise awareness and to solicit involvement in efforts to increase safety for children in the Midfield community, especially as it pertains to underage drinking and availability of alcohol and other drug to minors. Both events were successful. The pastors attending the conference expressed gratitude for the work of Gateway in interest of the children and were actively engaged in conversation around ideas for increasing community awareness and involvement. Several good ideas were presented along with commitments for action within the faith community.
A poster contest was held to bring awareness on the effects of alcohol use and the winners were honored by the Midfield City Mayor Gary Richardson and Gateway. There was also an event held at the Midfield Public Library and the Midfield Community Center titled Walk the Line. Participants were able to wear drunk gargles and walk an obstacle course to show alcohol impairs your ability to function. Check out all of the pictures on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Posted on Mon, May 6, 2013
by Karin Park