Gateway Foundation Springfield Presents Family-Friendly Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Get a head start on holiday shopping and keep the kids entertained as well at Barnes & Noble (3111 South Veterans Pkwy in Springfield) on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. That’s when Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment in Springfield will be presenting a full line-up of family-friendly activities in addition to answering questions about drug and alcohol abuse.

Throughout the day, activities will be taking place that spark creativity and entertain. In addition, Gateway Foundation counselors will be on hand to answer questions about alcohol and drug abuse and treatment options available.

Book fair activities include:

Story Time: Each hour from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Gateway Foundation representatives will read stories.

Arts & Crafts: At 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., kids can explore creativity with arts and crafts pursuits.

Door Prizes:  Each hour from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., drawing for door prizes will take place.  No purchase necessary.

Walk the Line: Visitors may experience the effect of being under the influence and realize just how dangerous it can be.

LEGO Table: Children will create from their imagination with LEGO bricks.

“We are excited that Barnes & Noble is providing an opportunity to introduce Gateway Foundation to residents at such a popular destination,” says Gateway Foundation Executive Director Kerry Henry.

Located at 2200 Lake Victoria Drive in Springfield, the Gateway Foundation Treatment Center offers expertise and a supportive environment for people who need substance abuse treatment. Substance abuse programs accommodate both adults and teens. For more information, please visit

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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