During the pandemic, a family night out at the movies has been one of the things that most people have missed. But LRADAC’s Prevention Team and the Midlands Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) say the show must go on with “Stay in at the Drive-In,” an old-fashioned drive-in movie event with a special presentation of “The Lion King.” It’s all happening Friday, April 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in a COVID-safe, family-friendly environment in the parking lot of the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College, 1260 Lexington Drive in West Columbia.
Beyond the free showing of The Lion King, student-made short films about substance misuse prevention will be shown before the main attraction. In addition, LRADAC Prevention Staff and the AET will also be handing out Prevention Resources treat bags, educational materials on substance misuse, and free refreshments.
“With LRADAC’s Prevention services, so much of our job is going out into the community to help teach kids and families about substance misuse prevention,” said Kimberly Henry-Myers, LRADAC Youth Prevention Specialist. “But with the safety restrictions we’ve had in place because of COVID, we’ve not had as much live interaction as we normally do. That’s why we created “Stay in the Drive-In” because it allows us to reach kids and their families in person—in the safest way possible—where we can share prevention information and resources and, finally, be able to enjoy seeing a movie together again as a community.”
"Stay in at the Drive-In" is a free event, but space reservations are suggested and can be made online at https://bit.ly/3w8xCA6. For more information, contact Kimberly Henry-Myers at 803-667-7876 or by email at Khenryfirstname.lastname@example.org.
LRADAC is the designated alcohol and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 4,500 clients per year. For more information on programs and services visit LRADAC’s website at www.lradac.org.
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