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Event will benefit Barry County drug court

Friday, September 3, 2010

An Abundant Blessings Tea will be held at the Family Life Center in Cassville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, and area residents are invited to attend.

The event, which is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Cassville's Women's Ministry, will benefit Barry County Drug Court, an intensive court-supervised drug treatment program. All ticket sales from the luncheon will be donated to the local Drug Court program.

In addition to being served a delicious light lunch, those attending the tea will enjoy special music, testimonies from Drug Court and Celebrate Recovery programs and fellowship with other women.

Event organizers say the purpose of the Abundant Blessings Tea is three-fold: to celebrate the abundant blessings of God; to support addiction recovery, which is a growing need in the Barry County community; and to connect women together from different churches and throughout the community.

Barry County Drug Court is a court-supervised drug treatment program for non-violent offenders who have a drug or alcohol abuse problem. Participation in drug court requires individuals to adhere to a strict schedule of individual and group counseling, drug testing, community service and court appearances.

The local Drug Court program is guided by an eight-member Drug Court Planning Team that includes: Judge Victor Head; Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie Cox; Cindy Puryear, drug court coordinator; Nancy Foulke, probation and parole officer; Dana Kammerlohr, law enforcement; Don Trotter, defense attorney; Earl Best, treatment provider; and Lisa Schlichtman, media relations.

Tickets for the Abundant Blessings Tea are now available. The ticket cost is $12 per person. For more information on the tea or to purchase tickets, please contact the First Baptist Church office at 602 West St. or 417-847-2965.

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