Nov 10th Family First Town Meeting


by WFAA Community

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 4:56 PM

Sunday, November 10th
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens - Auditorium

When drinking and driving or underage drinking happens, it can
affect everyone. It's your chance to get your questions answered,
share suggestions and hear ways to help friends, classmates,
co-workers, family members and communities.

Join News 8 Daybreak anchor Cynthia Izaguirre and senior
reporter Jim Douglas plus a panel of experts and community
professionals for a special afternoon Family First Town meeting.

1:30 - 2:30 pm  Town Meeting (interactive casual conversation)
Drinking and Driving - Why wait until it affects you?
-Safe ride home plans before attending events, games or parties
-Steps to curb drinking & driving
-Smart practices for businesses & neighborhoods
-Solutions from other states
-Finding ways to move forward after an impact
-Volunteer areas to help support victims & families
Underage Drinking - Have you had the Talk?
-Why some students try alcohol
-Warning signs that experimenting has gone too far
-Preventive programs & positive ways schools or students can reach out
-The conversation to have before your teen leaves for college
-Helping students manage unstructured time, handle stress or peer and dating pressure
-Hear entry details for new youth video contest

Come sign pledge banners and promise displays to honor
a friend, a family member, your future or a loved one.

2:30 - 3:00 pm  Mini Resource Fair
-Learn about current victim services
-Pickup handy intervention information
-Hear upcoming community outreach efforts   
-Find helpful underage drinking prevention materials & parenting tips
-Signup for volunteering opportunities   

3:00 pm  M.A.D.D's Annual Candlelight Vigil & Remembrance Ceremony of Hope
Mothers Against Drunk Driving of North Texas invites you to participate
in special candlelight ceremony, view survivor presentations, share stories,
receive encouragement and help show support for individuals and families
impacted by drinking and driving.

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd - Fort Worth
(One mile north of I-30 & University Dr.)

Children's Medical Center
Stacy's Furniture and Design
Community Trust Bank
AT&T U-verse

Forth Worth Botanic Gardens
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Fort Worth Independent School District
Mother's Against Drunk Driving