'Substance-free' party a big splash for area residents
Coal Valley News - Published:
Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:11 AM CDT
As the summer heat index keeps climbing, residents in southern
West Virginia are flocking to one of the area’s most popular - and undeniably
one of the coolest – destinations: WaterWays Pool.
Three hundred and forty-three Boone County residents, children, youth and adults, attended and enjoyed an evening of water fun that included water slides, a lazy river, Olympic-sized swimming pool, put-put golf, and plenty of splashes and smiles.
Special guests were the youth from the
complimentary dinner and informational materials were given to attendees.
Information packets shared statistics on tobacco, drug and alcohol use in
For instance, did you know that, according to the West Virginia Substance Abuse Indicator Profiles, Boone County is among a group of four counties that lead the state in the percentage of people 26 years of age and older that consume alcohol, or that Boone County has a high mortality rate related to tobacco use?
Stop Watch has been working on substance abuse prevention since 2006. Anyone interested in substance abuse prevention is welcome to attend the next coalition meeting on Thursday, June 19 at 12 Noon at Park Avenue Restaurant in
Other area organizations scheduled to utilize WaterWays this summer include the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, several church youth groups and schools.
Contact Joanie Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 369-1165.