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ADAPAO is Your Voice for Prevention!

We are Ohioans united to champion prevention in our state through education, dialogue and advocacy.

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If you are a prevention professional or advocate, you should be a member of ADAPAO! Join today!

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Mary Marvel and nephew Cohen greet guests as they arrive at the Garden Party.

A beautiful day at the Garden Party

Scrumptious food, terrific music, and terrific company highlighted the celebration of prevention at our signature fundraising event, the ADAPAO Garden Party. ADAPAO members and guests enjoyed the stunning day (with no rain!), held at Replenish in the Olde Town East neighborhood of Columbus.

Community for New Direction, CompDrug, Inc./Youth to Youth International, Heiberger Paving, and Maryhaven, Inc. provided sponsorship support, and a Host Committee of almost 50 individuals and couples lent their names to the annual event.

The Garden Party also featured a Silent Auction smorgasbord that included tickets to the Jake Owens concert at the Ohio State Fair, gift cards to restaurants and shops around the state, and a plethora of plants and flowers, among other items. Ellen and Paul Schoonover, Robin Seymour-Hicks, and Karen and Jim Pierce were among the big winners in the Silent Auction.

For more news about the Garden Party, go to the ADAPAO Events page.