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Youth to be showcased at 2016 Garden Party

Fall Garden Party & Youth Awards

Mark your calendar! The ADAPAO Garden Party is taking place Sunday, October 8 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at Goodale Park Shelterhouse in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus.

The Garden Party is ADAPAO's signature fundraising event, bringing together prevention advocates, professionals, and supporters for an afternoon of music, food, and wonderful company. This year's event will be highlighted by presentation of the ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards, recognizing young people in Ohio who have made significant contributions to prevention.

"We're going to enjoy a beautiful afternoon of food, music, and excellent company, while honoring some incredible youth in the process," said ADAPAO Board Member Holly Zweizig. "We look forward to celebrating prevention with our member and supporters."

Specifics about the Garden Party, including Host Committee and ticket sales, are available here

The ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards, will be presented to four individual youth and one youth organization in Ohio. ADAPAO members nominate the recipients of the awards, which recognize high school students and recent graduates who have been involved in youth-based prevention efforts.

"We are incredibly excited to specifically honor the impact of youth who are involved in prevention within their communities and, in some cases, on the state level," noted Fran Gerbig, ADAPAO Membership Chair. "We know, in a few years, some of these terrific young people will be professionals in the prevention field and others will continue their volunteer contributions to prevention in their communities. Showcasing their excellence is a natural extension of ADAPAO's mission to advance prevention in Ohio."

The Garden Party is supported by event sponsors Community for New Direction, CompDrug, Inc./Youth to Youth International, Epiphany Community Services, Envision Partnerships, Heiberger Paving, and Ohio Guidestone/Personal & Family Counseling Services. The sponsors and the event's 50-member Host Committee are listed on the ADAPAO Events page.