New Direction Christmas Party 2019

The Honorable Judge Dean Wilson and the New Direction staff sponsored a Christmas party that was held December 20, 2019 at Fiore’s Bowling Lanes in New Lexington, Ohio. With more than 120 guests of honor at the party (including current participants and family) the event served a dual purpose for the participants, both as a reward for their success within the program and as a means to show that fun can be had without involving drugs or alcohol.

 

 

New Direction Christmas Party 2019

 

 

Participants in the New Direction program found the opportunity to spend some quality time with their families and loved ones during the holidays.

New Direction offers counseling, rehabilitation and other services as an alternative to jail sentences to non-violent offenders facing drug charges as a means to help them conquer their addiction.

The Honorable Judge Dean Wilson and the New Direction staff sponsored a Christmas party that was held Dec. 20 at Fiore’s Bowling Lanes in New Lexington. With more than 120 guests of honor at the party (including current participants and family) the event served a dual purpose for the participants, both as a reward for their success within the program and as a means to show that fun can be had without involving drugs or alcohol.

The mother of one participant said “This is the best Christmas gift that I could have ever asked for, seeing my son, clean and sober, and having fun bowling with his three kids.”

The event was made possible in part, thanks to Fiore’s, with their offering of food and free bowling, plus donations provided by the Perry County Community Club. The organization provided the participants in the New Direction program with gift certificates in the amount of $100 for use at local merchants to help provide Christmas presents for their families. Judge Wilson also donated a door prize for the children attending the party.

The Christmas party has become an annual event held by the staff of New Direction, last year the group brought their participants along for a ride on the Mount Perry Train. “I like that we are able to show our participants that they can have a great time with their kids and have fun without being intoxicated,” said Judge Wilson.

The next event on the New Direction calendar will be a graduation ceremony for those participants that are completing the program, the graduation ceremony is expected to be held in March.
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