Event to benefit local Drug Court

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Cassville First Baptist Church's Women's Ministry will sponsor its second Abundant Blessings Tea at the Family Life Center in Cassville on April 21. The event, which benefits Barry County Drug Court, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

During the Abundant Blessings Tea, attendees will hear testimonies about the drug court program. The event will also offer a delicious light lunch, special music and fellowship with other local 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.

The Barry County Drug Court program is guided by an eight-member Drug Court Planning Team that includes: Judge Victor Head; Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie Cox; Marty Stearns, 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.

Area women are invited to attend the Abundant Blessings Tea. Tickets for the event will be on sale from March 15 through April 8. The ticket cost is $15 per person, with all proceeds from the event donated to the local Drug Court.

For more information on the tea or to purchase tickets, visit the Cassville First Baptist Church office at 602 West St., or call 847-2965.

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