Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County

September 2015

Events and Meetings 
September 20th
SURF Center Festival
1:00 - 6:00 pm
307 N. 10th Street
September 26th
Drug Take Back
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lafayette Police Training Center
1301 South Street
September 26th
Run for Recovery 
5 K Race
Benefitting Home with Hope
Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Park
To register go to www.recoveryrun.org  

September 30th
Executive Committee Meeting 
4:00 - 5:00 pm
100 Saw Mill Rd
Conference Room
October 7th
Legislative Forum
4:00 pm
Lafayette City Council Chambers
20 N. 6th Street
October 8th
Prescription Drug Drop-off
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
711 W Navajo Street
October 11th
NAMI Fall Classic 5K Walk/Run for Mental Illness Advocacy
Lafayette Municipal Golf Course
800 Golfview Road
To register go to
October 19th
Red Ribbon Breakfast
The Trails Banquet Facility
325 Burnetts Road
West Lafayette
October 22 
Insight for Youth 
5:00 - 7:00 pm
615 N. 18th St.
Click here for additional information
For more information on these events and many more click here or contact Jennifer.

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 Drug-Free Coalition of  

Tippecanoe County


 Invites you to the Legislative Forum

Wednesday, October 7th @ 4pm
Lafayette City Council Chambers
20 N. 6th Street

This forum will focus on heroin in our community--the problems it is creating and the local obstacles to addressing it.  

The September Meeting minutes are available online.
Please review the minutes  prior to attending the meeting, as paper copies are no longer available. 

Red Ribbon Week 2015
Help us celebrate Red Ribbon Week
October 18-24th!  
This community-wide celebration encourages the youth of our community to lead healthy, drug-free lives.   
Throughout the week, various local businesses will sponsor free and discounted events for families, with our annual kick-off breakfast topping the list of events on Monday, October 19th. Click here for a full list of community events.

The breakfast will be held at The Trails Banquet Facility in West Lafayette.  Doors open at 7, breakfast is served at 7:30, and speakers begin at 8:00.
  Reservations are necessary-- seating is limited, and this popular event fills up quickly. Contact Kate by Thursday, September 24th to reserve your spot. Please include name/agency, number of seats desired, and an address where tickets can be mailed. 
We are seeking individuals, businesses, and organizations willing to donate $100 sponsorships, which may allow twelve students to attend the breakfast.  If you or someone you know may be interested in helping to meet this need you, may click here to download a student sponsorship form. 
Family Day 2015
September 28th

Whether driving your kids to soccer practice, enjoying family dinner, or tucking little ones to bed, it's important to remember that those every day activities have a lasting effect on your children.  Each of these moments offers an opportunity to connect, share, and really listen to what's on their minds. 
Research shows that children with hands-on parents are less likely to use tobacco, drink alcohol, or use other drugs!
As children grow older it is important to keep those lines of communication open. This is especially vital as they begin to experience pressure to engage in risky behaviors such as using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. Adolescence is the critical time period for initiation of such behaviors.   
  Nine out of 10 Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction started using alcohol or drugs before the age of 18.   
Family Day is a national movement launched in 2001 by CASAColumbia to celebrate parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America's kids substance free.
To learn more about Family Day and to join parents all across America in taking the Family Day Star Pledge, click here .
To download the Family Day Parent Toolkit for conversation starters, facts, and fun Family Day ideas, click here
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