On Wednesday, April 21, 65 adults and teens came together for the Prevention Town Hall Meeting. A yummy chili and cornbread supper and a night of lively discussion and sharing was made possible by dedicated volunteer members and Partner Organization leaders of the Orcas Island Prevention Partnership Coalition. Big thanks go to the organizing committee of Jean Henigson, Carol Vincent Hall, Sara Lyle, Barbara Skotte, Julie Pinardi, Candace Bodenhamer, Moriah Armstrong and Julie Pinardi. These ladies preplanned, helped publicize, extended invitations and pitched in on the evening with food, set up and clean up. Also contributing to these efforts were Tony Pinardi and Kyle Hall and many of the participants, who stayed after and made it all that much quicker and easier! Diane Berreth graciously served as moderator, and Laura Trevellyan, Pete Moe, Barbara Skotte, Margie Sabine, Sarah Davis, Lindsey Anderson, Bobbi Lowry, Margie Doyle, Steve Gresham, Kyle Hall and Carol Vincent-Hall and Iris Parker Pavitt were our table facilitators.
Bringing the community together to discuss issues that matter is always an absorbing and compelling time – and seems simple when dedicated volunteers such as the above help pull it all off! Thank you ALL!