Community event to stop meth

Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014
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PAW PAW, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - In Van Buren County, you can be a part of a county-wide effort to stop meth by attending a unique community event.

"We try to combine family fun, a lot of activities with education about the dangers of meth and it's prevalence in our community," said Jeson Bull of Freshwater Community Church.

This weekend will mark the 4th year of prevention through the event known as "Festivalooza."

The event was inspired by Jewel Dailey who spent 14 years using meth.

Nearly 5 years ago she graduated from the Drug Treatment Court Program in Van Buren County and moved on to bigger and better things.

Over the last 4 years the event has raised nearly $60,000 to support the drug treatment court, the county substance abuse task force and Dailey's efforts to go into the schools and stop the problem before it starts.

Festivalooza is this Saturday at Paw Paw Middle School from 2:00 to 7:00pm.

It is $7 per person or $25 per family and includes lunch, a kids' zone with games and live music.

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