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Brazoria County
Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol, Inc.
News Release
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Open House Goes Above and Beyond - Lake Jackson Intermediate

On October 7th, Lake Jackson Intermediate School (LJIS) will hold their 2009 Open House at 100 Oyster Creek Dr., Lake Jackson, 77566 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.   This year’s Open House will not only provide parents with an opportunity to visit their child’s classrooms, meet teachers/staff, and see student work on display but will also give parents valuable information about resources in the community. There will be a variety of community organizations attending to give out free information to those that are interested in what they have to offer. The Dream Center will be on hand to accept donations for the “Coat Drive” in anticipation of the cooler weather fast approaching.

Carie Fletcher, Coordinator of BACODA’s Brazoria County Community Coalition, said “Where we live, work and play directly impacts our health. During these hard economic times this will be a challenging year for some and that takes a toll on both physical and mental health.  We are proud to partner with these local organizations to educate our parents and the community about the many resources available within our community.”

She adds “With the help of community organizations, such as the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA), United Way, City Council, Mayor Sipple, Walk for Habitat, Youth and Family Counseling Service, Workforce Solutions, Boys and Girls Club and many more programs that will be in attendance, our community can combat increases in crime, drug and alcohol abuse, and sustain overall community wellness.”

“A healthy community is one that provides for the basic needs of all its members. It is a place where people come together to make the community better for themselves and their neighbors.”

For more information about community presentations or the Coalition’s prevention efforts, please contact Carie Fletcher, Coalition Coordinator at or 979-215-6990. The Coalition is a department of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA). BACODA is a community based substance abuse prevention organization that provides sustained leadership and support for the Brazoria County Community Coalition. BACODA has provided comprehensive prevention/intervention services for over thirty years.

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