The second annual Ray County Coalition presents this year's theme, "Dancing in the Rain" dinner, auction and dinner. The coalition was started in 2000 by Richmond's police chief and another fellow officer to address a growing problem in underage drinking and related fatalities. The main goal has always been to spread awareness about teen drinking and driving and underage substance abuse in general to various youth programs through presentations at local schools, town hall meetings, public service ads and parent evenings, state funding has been sporadic and limited. Although both founding members passed away within a couple years of starting the program, the legacy continues to grow, now supported by participating schools Orrick, Stet, Hardin Central, Lawson and Richmond.
- Tickets are $25 per person (at the door)
- Chocolate Challenge is $3 per plate
- Saturday, April 3.2010
- Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
- Auction at 7:30 p.m.
- Stay until 11:00 p.m.
- Music by Bryan Shank
- Mellon's Community Hall
- Hwy D, Lawson MO
So, what is a chocolate challenge? Basically, hoards of people bring chocolate desserts from cookies to chocolate fountains. For $3, the choc-a-holic in you can fill your plate to your sweet tooth's content. Several local businesses have sponsored and donated items for the main auction event, which will help further the cause started to improve the community by saving as many lives as possible through education. Dinner and dancing follows through the night with a local DJ. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please use the contact information below.
For more info:
- Ticket information, contact Shannon Wollard (816-405-3037)
- Contact the writer with questions and suggestions.
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