Police, Peer Leaders Among Coalition Honorees

A number of local individuals and businesses, including the Independence Township Police Department, will be honored at the 2nd Annual Coalition For Healthy and Safe Communities Recognition Luncheon on January 20.

Among those that will be honored are the police department, Tiffany Kushner, Centenary College’s Senior Director of Student Services, WRNJ Radio, and the Warren Hills Peer Leadership group.

In addition, Pat Kollar, who has been involved with the Warren County Municipal Alliance for 20 years, and Debi Natale and Helen Carey, volunteer advocates for the Coalition’s efforts, will be honored. Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits of Warren and Hunterdon counties are being recognized for their commitment to the TIPs program (Training for Intervention Procedures) for their employees.

Rita Foti, a member of the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees, will be a special guest at the event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20, but includes a snow date of January 21.

The luncheon will be held at the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude by 1:15 p.m.

The Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Family Guidance Center of Warren County, is dedicated to raising awareness about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse, particularly with youth.

Guest Speaker will be Donald Hallcom, Director of Prevention and Early Intervention with the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Tickets for the luncheon are $35 each, with proceeds supporting the purchase, training, and distribution of NARCAN lifesaving kits.

Reservations should be made by Jan. 15. For more information and to register, call 908-223-1985 or email Kim Spangenberg at kspangenberg@fgcwc.org. You can make online payments via the Family Guidance Center.


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