You are invited to participate in Restore 2019. The event will be held from Monday, June 17th thru Friday, June 21st. Outreach opportunities include either Children’s Ministry, Community Ministry or Construction Projects. The daytime sessions, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, are available for 5th grade thru adult. Daytime sessions begin with breakfast, worship, and a devotional. Evening sessions, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, are available for adults only. While it is best to commit to the entire event, you can work around your other commitments. The cost is $30 for all participants. This includes a T-Shirt. All adults who serve on the daytime teams must be compliant with KeepKidsSafePA. Please contact Cheryl Nemeth at (570) 449-4587 for more information or to register.
A community breakfast and prayer time is planned in Tamaqua to mark the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2. The event begins at 9 AM with breakfast served in Founders Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua. Following the meal, participants will move outside to the parking lot overlooking Tamaqua to offer prayers for various areas of American society and culture. Chairs will be available if needed. The prayer portion will be led by members of the Tamaqua Ministerial Association. All are welcome. A free-will offering of $5 is suggested and will be taken to defray the cost of the breakfast. Excess offerings will be donated to the Tamaqua Hunger Walk that weekend. Churches are asked to announce the event and determine the number of attendees. Please relay that number of attendees to George Taylor at 570-668-4451 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21.
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania: Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. (COGI) is proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for an Opioid Misuse Prevention Project with the Tamaqua Area School District and the entire Tamaqua Community. The project – PROMISE: Preventing Raiders Opioid Misuse in a Safe Environment – provides supports to middle school students and families to prevent the onset of substance use. The long term goals is to prevent opioid abuse later in life by providing youth with the skills and knowledge to avoid beginning to use any substances and to seek pro-social opportunities instead. The project will be funded for 5 ½ years and COGI is one of 10 funded sites throughout the state. There is a rigorous evaluation component to this project and we will be working with the Penn State University EPISCenter on evaluation activities.
PROMISE will host a press conference on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 3:15PM at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua Pennsylvania. PROMISE project staff and Tamaqua Area School District representatives along with project partners including St. Luke’s Miners Campus, the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Program, STEP Up Tamaqua, PCCD and the Penn State University EPISCenter will be present to discuss the program and the anticipated impact in Tamaqua and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.
Caitlin Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Tamaqua Area School District
(570)668-1901 ext. 2115