Annual Addiction Awareness Rally a success!

Dear Editor,

The Mission and Evangelism Team of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and David Lambert, organizer of the 3rd Annual Addiction Awareness Rally, are very pleased with the amount of people that came out and were touched by our Addiction Rally. 

God blessed us with a gorgeous day, which allowed the kids to have fun in the Bounce House, Obstacle Course and new this year, the Mechanical Bull Ride. Even the Troy Fair Queen wanted to give it a try.

Most important, were the numerous individuals and families that were able to acquire relevant information for their particular situation to assist them with a pathway to Recovery of their addiction. In the event anyone wanted to come out, but was unable to attend, and needs help finding the right direction, contact the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) at (570) 673-5796. We would be happy to give you the relevant contact information for your particular situation. 

All of this would have not been possible without everyone that was involved with this year’s Rally, whether you helped with the planning, donated a Door Prize, spread the word, volunteered to help the day of the event, and/or attended the event. A special thank you to you all, especially the Canton Fire Department for donating the Fireman’s Field. 

We also really appreciate the newspapers that ran articles and for Wiggle 100 for their assistance with doing a Live broadcast to help to get the word out. In addition, a special thank you to 2018 Troy Fair Queen Cheyenne Bastion-Brown for her attendance, greeting everyone and offering a special treat; and to Courtney Grieve for providing her expertise face painting skills, Darin and Molly Jennings for providing kids’ games, and to Gale Orr for loaning her ‘Fishing Pond’.  

Furthermore, we are very grateful for Pastor John Ishler of the Calvary Alliance Church volunteering for the Prayer Area. Furthermore, we were blessed with new informational tables that set-up this year and would like to acknowledge them all: Bradford County Sheriff’s Department, Bradford County Drug and Alcohol, Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care Center, Door of Hope, Bradford County Action, CASA – Trinity of Bradford County, Endless Mountains Addiction Awareness Committee, Suicide Awareness, Harbor Counseling, Do TERRA Oils by Arica Jennings and The Giddeons. 

His LineCrossers Motorcycle Ministry was a special blessing with their assistance in helping to supervise attractions at the event, along with providing their ministry.

A large amount of information was made available to the public to help with the ongoing addiction problems throughout the area. In addition, we are so very grateful to all the speakers who provided their personal testimonies of their own experiences with turmoil they encountered in their life, along with the beautiful music that the Church’s Praise Band provided in between the speakers. 

Also, we really appreciated the Bradford County Sheriff’s Department participating again this year and collecting unwanted medications, getting them off the street. In the event you have any unwanted medications, please take them to the Canton Police Department and dispose of them in the Drug collection box, inside the doors. In addition, we appreciate Western Alliance EMS for being present at this event. 

Furthermore, we want to thank all the following businesses and people that donated Door Prizes: Walmart, Tractor Supply, Troy Lions Club, Troy Vets Club, Julie Parker, Dave Lambert, and Dave Jennings. Here are the list of winners of each Door Prize: $100 Cash door prize went to Denny Vermilya; $50 Cash door prize went to Whitney Sheeley; $50 Walmart Gift Card went to John Ishler; one-half of beef went to Alice and John Ambruch’s family; Michael Kor’s purse filled with Avon products went to Amber Allison; Solar Red Lantern Wind Chime went to Angelica Starks, Solar Birdhouse Wind Chime went to Misti Jackson; child’s basket of outdoor toys went to Jessie Sheeley; child’s basket of indoor toys went to Stella Rockwell. Also, Carson Rockwell guessed the closest, without going over, to the number of pieces of candy in a jar (133) to win it, along with $25.00 cash.

Thank you to everyone.

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Addiction Awareness Rally

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