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Drug coalition planning events

By on September 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

The Monroe County Coalition for Drug Free Communities, which returned from summer break Monday at the Monroe County YMCA, welcomed a fresh face.

Coalition secretary Gary Most introduced Sarah Giglotto, who recently coordinated a prayer vigil in Waterloo for those who have lost loved ones to heroin.

“What you did as a small group is fantastic,” Most said to Giglotto.

Giglotto told the coalition of her background — losing a friend to heroin five years ago and having a friend currently in prison because of heroin. She said she plans to be a regular at the meetings.

“I’m ready to get involved in the community and kick heroin’s butt,” she said.

Another item on the agenda was to come up with a list of events for October, which is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Tentatively, there are three total events the coalition is promoting.

One event is a community forum at the Monroe County Courthouse in Waterloo. Slated for 3 p.m. Oct. 8, the event will include speakers ranging from law enforcement and Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann, to those who have lost loved ones to substance abuse…>>> 

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