Upcoming Discussion Encourages “Awareness is Power”

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Yardley Borough Mayor Chris Harding has organized a workshop to inform residents of drug abuse.

This two-hour program is scheduled for Monday, August 7 and will discuss the drugs abused the most, allow those to see what they look like or how they are packages and examine behaviors to watch out for with drug users.

Mayor Harding took to Facebook and thanked Yardley Borough Police Chief John Kelly for his support.

“The workshop is designed to generate and encourage community discussion, as awareness is power,” Harding wrote.

Narcotic officers from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police will be at the event with visual aids and ready to answer any questions.

On Wednesday, July 26 Mayor Harding discussed the upcoming event further on WBCB 1490 AM’s bi-weekly show Yardley On-Air.

“Little Yardley Borough may not hold one workshop and then solve all the problems,” Harding noted.
“But if we can start conversation maybe it leads to another conversation and maybe that leads to another workshop and if we can save one person that’s more than we can ever dream of.”
The workshop will have notable officials in attendance like Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub, State Rep. Perry Warren, several other police chiefs, and mayors as well as a tentative confirmation from Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick.

 

“It’s not just about officials coming,” Harding promised. “The goal of the seminar is centered around parents, medical providers, and families that have had struggles themselves.”

Harding added that August 7 is for adults only, but hopes to expand workshops in the future.

Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Yardley Borough Hall on Main Street.

 

 

Credit: Yardley Magazine

 

Drug Awareness & Identification Workshop

When: Monday, August 7th, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Saint Ignatius Auditorium located on Reading Ave.
Cost: FREE

 

 

 

*Updated July 28 with comments from Mayor Chris Harding’s show on WBCB 1490 AM Yardley On-Air