POINT PLEASANT — The Inaugural Mason County Day of Recovery will take place this Saturday at The Meeting House and is a free community event with something to offer for everyone.
The day will include a 5K run/walk, games for kids of all ages (including big kids at heart), free food, music, open mic and speakers from the recovery community.
The event will not only continue to introduce the public to The Meeting House and its free services, as well as raise awareness about addiction and local recovery services, but will provide a sober, fun, family-friendly event for all. The Inaugural Day of Recovery will serve as a reminder that there is support out there for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
As for the actual Day of Recovery, it starts with the 5K. Preregistration for the race starts at 7 a.m. at The Meeting House, with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Online registration is available at TriStateRacer.com. There will be a top three in overall finishers with top three male and female in each age category. Cost is $20 for those who pre-register and $25 the day of the race. Free goodie bags to racers. The course starts on 25th Street beside The Meeting House located at 2434 Jackson Avenue, and will end on 25th Street.
Following the race, festivities for Day of Recovery at The Meeting House begin at noon with military personnel presenting the colors at an opening ceremony which will include a prayer and introductions to kick off the event which will last until 7 p.m. Also, 99.5 WBYG will be doing a live remote at the event as well.
There are also major prizes being given away, including a “mystery car” donated by Norris Northup Dodge, a Cancun vacation donated by Sunset World, as well as tickets to Dollywood, COSI, memorabilia from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Reds and more from local merchants.
Prize drawing tickets can be purchased at The Meeting House prior to the event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, or at the event on Saturday. There will be prize drawings throughout the day – winners must be present at the drawings. Chances at winning the “mystery car” can be purchased up until 5 p.m. Saturday when the car drawing happens – the winner of the car does not have to be present. Tickets for the car drawing are $5 each or six tickets for $25. For more information on purchasing tickets or about the event, contact one of the event organizers, Jessica Kapp on Facebook at “Race 4 recovery 2016.”
All proceeds benefit The Meeting House, a certified nonprofit organization that is a centralized location for recovery services housed in the former St. Paul UM Church.
Again, this is a free event though donations are welcome to support The Meeting House and those in need of recovery services.
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