September 16, 2013
The roar of recovery was heard on the streets of downtown Point Pleasant Saturday when bikers on the “Ride for Recovery” came to rest at Riverfront Park. The ride began in Parkersburg and ended in Huntington, with a stopover in Point Pleasant, pictured here. Several local officials, as well as those in the anti-drug movement, spoke about recovery and the affect drugs have on communities in West Virginia, including in Mason County. Currently, the Mason County Anti-Drug Coalition and its members have been supporting the installation of a long term recovery facility for substance abuse within the county. Mason County is eligible for a $200,000 grant to be used for operations, staff, rent and supplies of the facility which will be managed by Prestera. The grant application goes out on Sept. 23 and letters of support for the facility will be included in the grant application. Letters should be mailed to Tim White, Regional Prevention Coordinator Prestera Center, 5600 Rt. 60, Huntington, WV 25705 or emailed to Timothy.email@example.com by Sept. 18. The facility will be open within six months of the grant being awarded, if it’s awarded.