Substance abuse is a growing problem in rural America–and Knox County is not immune from this problem. The Knox County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a town hall exploring the causes of substance abuse, treatment options, and treatment of substance abuse in the judicial system.
The town hall will be held on Tuesday, April 26, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 North Mulberry Street. The evening begins with refreshments, a meet and greet, and a presentation of results of the PRIDE (Parents’ Resource Institute for Drug Education) survey at 6:30 p.m.
The town hall forum, which begins at 7:00 p.m., features panelists Bill Seder, superintendent of Mount Vernon City Schools; Jeff Williams, executive director of the Freedom Center; and Judge John Thatcher of the Knox County Court of Common Pleas. Following presentations, the town hall will open to a question and answer session with the panelists. Community members can find information about how to become involved in combating substance abuse.
All are welcome at this nonpartisan town hall.