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Youth to be showcased at 2016 Garden Party

Fall Garden Party & Youth Awards

The ADAPAO Garden Party is changing in two big ways: It's taking place in October. And it will feature the inaugural presentation of the ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards!

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 Garden Party is taking place Saturday, October 22, 1:00 - 4:00pm at the Log House and Heritage Park in Groveport, Ohio, just outside Columbus.

"The enthusiasm about the Fall Garden Party is incredible," noted Robin Seymour-Hicks, Garden Party chair and ADAPAO board member. "We are expanding the afternoon to include kids and families and are adding many new, fun features to the event."

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

The Garden Party will also feature presentation of the ADAPAO Youth Prevention Awards, recognizing 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."

ADAPAO members will be responsible for nominating deserving youth. The nomination form and additional information are available here.