Third Annual 'Drive In To Drive Out Drugs' Event to Benefit Sampson County Youth

Partnership brings event downtown to raise money for drug awareness and prevention

Online PR News – 18-March-2014 – Clinton, NC – The Sampson County Meth Task Force is partnering with the Clinton Main Street Program and Eastpointe to bring the 3rd annual “Drive In to Drive Out Drugs” event to Downtown Clinton. The drive-in will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm on the Courthouse Square in Clinton. All proceeds from the event will benefit Sampson County youth through the Task Force’s educational programs. The organizing committee has developed this signature fundraising event for the Task Force, which will use the funds to expand the “Stay on Track” drug awareness and prevention program in middle schools throughout Sampson County. The Task Force seeks to emphasize drug awareness education and drug use prevention to ease the burden of suppression and intervention that lies on law enforcement.

The Drive-In will be a family-friendly event featuring motorcycles, cars, trucks, tractors, emergency service, business vehicles and even an “Ugly truck” contest. Music will be provided by Robert Stroud of the Boogie Shoes Network, with line dancing as well. Registrants and donors will receive a free drink coupon to be used at participating downtown businesses (Alfredo’s, Andy’s/Hwy 55, and Butler’s Pharmacy). There will also be a 50/50 drawing to raise additional funds for the “Stay on Track” program. And don’t miss the first annual “Battle of the Badges” competition between the Clinton Fire Department and Clinton Police Department, in which fire fighters and law enforcement will participate in some good spirited competition to prove which badge will rule in 2014.

Registration begins at 10:00 am in the parking lot at the west end of the Sampson County Courthouse and is $20 per vehicle. Spectators are free. For more information, please call 910-299-4904 or visit www.methdeath.org. If you would like to make a donation to the Task Force, please make your check payable and mail to: Sampson County Meth Task Force, PO Box 1105, Clinton NC 28329.

For more information about the event, contact:
• Mary Rose, City of Clinton, 910-299-4904; mmr@cityofclintonnc.us

For more information on the Sampson County Meth Task Force, contact:
• JW Simmons, 910-990-0478; jwsimmonsedu@gmail.com
• Sarah Bradshaw, 910.592.7131, ext. 3210; sarah.bradshaw@sampsondss.net
• Amanda Bradshaw, (910) 592-7161, Amanda_bradshaw@ncsu.edu

Eastpointe is a Local Managed Care Organization (MCO) that manages, coordinates, and monitors the mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance use/addiction services in 12 eastern counties of North Carolina. Eastpointe works together with individuals, families, providers, and communities to achieve valued outcomes in our behavioral healthcare system. To learn more, visit the Eastpointe website at www.eastpointe.net. To access services, contact the Eastpointe toll-free Call Center at 1-800-913-6109.

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