Over 100 people attended the Capital Area Recovery Fest on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at McClung Park in Jefferson City. The celebration included live music, over a dozen vendors, touching testimonies, free food and family fun. Door prizes were also given out to 30 event participants. The two-hour event was sponsored by ACT Missouri, the Missouri Recovery Network, Central Missouri Community Action, Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole, and the 19th and 20th Judicial Circuit Drug Courts.
“I was impressed by those who took time to attend the event: individuals in long term recovery, others who were seeking help, professionals in the field, supportive family, friends and community members, and even Cole County Drug Court Judge Pat Joyce,” says Missouri Recovery Network Project Director Brenda Schell. “The best part of the day was seeing and hearing from those who have reclaimed their lives through recovery. We were there to celebrate those individuals who have gone from a victim of addiction to a champion in their recovery. The event also was a way to commend the family, friends, and professionals who helped those individuals through their journey. It was a true celebration of recovery and we are looking forward to next year’s event already!”