Addicted: A Dose of Reality
Operation UNITE will give the keynote presentation at the Lee County Coalition “Parent Night” meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Lee County Community Center, Kiwanis Park, 500 Happy Top Road, Beattyville. The program will be on “Addicted: A Dose of Reality.” The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner and presentation will begin about 5:30.
A variety of classes for youth continue to be offered at the PEP building. In addition, volunteers from the coalition teach prevention and anti-bullying curriculum at both the elementary and middle schools.
The PEP Coalition supports the following groups: Narcotics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Thomas Episcopal Church; Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church; and Lifeline, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Lee County Courthouse. For information call 606-464-0494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee County News
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