POINT PLEASANT — Preventing addiction will be the topic of discussion when the Mason County Prevention Coalition hosts its Town Hall Series on Sunday.
This will be the third meeting of the series, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2500 Mt. Vernon Ave., Point Pleasant.
According to Brittni Kaylor, coalition coordinator, Mason County Superintendent of Schools Jack Cullen will be the main speaker. He will discuss prevention education in the school system, mainly what the students are taught and who is present in the schools to help with addiction.
Tim White, regional prevention coordinator for Prestera Center in Huntington, will be speaking on what the coalition is doing locally, as well as happenings in the areas surrounding Mason County, Kaylor said. A recovering addict will also give an account of the battle of addiction and the recovery process.
In addition to the town hall meeting, Kaylor said a fundraiser to help fight the drug epidemic in the county will be held Saturday.
“Rebels for the Cause Poker Run” will begin at noon on Main Street in Point Pleasant. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
There will be three stops along the run, including the Sunoco station on Rt. 7, the Flop Shop (Arnold Priddy’s) in Pomeroy, Ohio, and Fowler’s Grocery Store in West Columbia. The run will end on Main Street in Point Pleasant with food available by local vendors from 2 to 5 p.m., and awards at 4:30 p.m. There will also be a bike and car show, bounce houses for children, and an auction after the bikes and cars return.
There is a $10 donation for each rider, with an additional $5 for a guest. T-shirts will also be sold for $15 each.
For more information on the town hall meeting, contact Kaylor at 740-416-3455. For poker run information, contact Jessica Kapp of the Mason County Day Report Center at 304-675-7001.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.