“I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.” – Ebenezer Scrooge, ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.
For the Lincoln-Pike Counties Drug Court Foundation, this quote relates so very well to those who have faced struggles of addiction and then have made the conscious decision to participate in the Treatment Court model found in Lincoln-Pike Counties. With this spirit of giving in mind, all are invited to a Dickens Christmas Carol Gala on Saturday, Dec. 7.
This annual fundraiser allows the Foundation to continue its efforts and expand its reach through empathy, education, resources and accountability for those participating in this voluntary, intensive, court supervised, comprehensive treatment program for non-violent offenders.
“The Treatment Court is a reminder that there is always hope. Lives are changed and families are reunited. The individual is provided the guidance, tools and resources to be the person that they were created to be and this is all possible through community involvement,” said Mike Roth, President of the Lincoln-Pike Counties Drug Court Foundation.
Held at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Troy, the evening includes dinner, silent auction, music by C&C All Around Sound and attendees are welcome to dress in attire reminiscent of the Dickens Christmas Carol era!
The “CORE” organization, Lincoln County Community Opiod Response Effort, has come along side to volunteer resources and staff for the Gala. These two organizations are committed to the education of our youth and families working to end drug dependency while supporting those individuals that have taken the steps necessary to participate in the drug treatment program.
Tickets for the event are $25 if purchased in advance, $30 at the door. Corporate sponsorship is also available. For more information, contact Mike Roth at 1-844-574-7387, ext. 700 or Heather Graham-Thompson at 636-528-0326.