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 RecoverGateway.org.

Gateway Foundation Springfield Partners with Barnes & Noble for Upcoming Book Fair

Family-Friendly Event to Feature Face Painting, Story Reading and Presentations by Substance Abuse Counselors on March 10

Looking for a good book and a family-friendly event to help relieve the winter blues? On Sunday, March 10, 2013, customers who shop at Barnes & Noble, located at 3111 South Veterans Pkwy in Springfield, can buy their books, cards, coffee and enjoy fun activities while supporting a good cause. A portion of sales from the day will be shared with Gateway Foundation Springfield, a non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment provider serving the Springfield area.

Throughout the day, activities will be taking place that entertain and inform customers at Barnes & Noble in SpringfieldGateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment counselors will be on hand to answer questions about alcohol and drug abuse and treatment options available. Book fair activities are scheduled as follows:

  • 1-2 p.m. Family Hour activities will include story reading, clowns handing out balloons, face painting and a door prize drawing for Barnes & Noble gift cards.
  • 2-3 p.m. Gateway Foundation Substance Abuse Counselor Jackie Thompson will inform customers about alcohol abuse. 
  • 3-4 p.m. Family Hour activities will consist of story reading, face painting and a door prize drawing for Barnes & Noble gift cards.
  • 4-5 p.m. Gateway Foundation Substance Abuse Counselor John Dunlap will educate customers about drug trends, including synthetic drugs like K2 and bath salts.

“We are excited that Barnes & Noble is partnering with Gateway Foundation for our upcoming book fair and providing an opportunity for local residents to learn more about substance abuse and treatment options. With the donation from Barnes & Noble, we plan to create a robust reading resource center and share the joy of reading with the adults and teens in recovery,” says Gateway Foundation Executive Director Kerry Henry.

There are two ways to help Gateway Foundation Springfield enhance its reading resources, supporters should present Gateway Foundation’s unique voucher number of 11015294 when purchasing items at any Barnes & Noble store on March 10, 2013, or present the voucher number for Barnes & Noble online purchases made from March 10 to March 15, 2013.

Located at 2200 Lake Victoria Drive in Springfield, the Gateway Foundation Treatment Center offers substance abuse treatment expertise and a supportive environment for people who need substance abuse treatment and their families. Substance abuse programs are available to accommodate both adults and teens—ranging from Residential and Day Treatment to Morning and After-Work/After-School. For more information, please visit RecoverGateway.org.

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