The "Loony Noony" or the daily noontime Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting has been an integral part of Charlestown for decades. The meeting was held at St. Catherine's for years before the building was sold to NewHealth Charlestown. Over the past couple of years, the attendees relocated to a temporary space on Rutherford Ave. But, the local recovery community knew that they had to find a permanent solution and have been searching for over the past year.
The Loony Noony is a crucial resource and source of comm
unity for many individuals in recovery. The meeting is typically attended by 50 - 60 people a day.
When the temporary location stopped being available last month, Pastor Erik Maloy and his wife Sarah, of First Church Charlestown quickly stepped up and opened
their doors for meetings Monday through Friday. The recovery community is eternally grateful to Erik and Sarah for their generosity and openness in its time of need. Their gift of space is directly
assisting hundreds of people along their recovery journeys.
The Loony Noony is still in need, thought, of a home for their Saturday and Sunday meetings. They are currently asking for leads regarding potential spaces in Charlestown, so please send along any suggestions to the Charlestown Coalition's Community Outreach Coordinator, Shannon Lundin, at email@example.com.