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CELEBRATE RECOVERY TO HOST RALLY

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By PETER SAWYER

The second annual Celebrate Recovery Rally will be in downtown LaFollette, behind city hall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It is called the “Celebration of Hope.”
“The reason for that is because we want to create a positive atmosphere at the rally that will show people that there is hope,” said Stacy Bosch, from Celebrate Recovery.
The rally aims to bring people in the community together so they can have a good time and learn about Celebrate Recovery, Bosch said.
Celebrate Recovery is held at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro every Thursday at 7 p.m.
“The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to provide a safe place for people who are struggling with not only substance abuse, but anything that life throws at you,” Bosch said. “We’re a safe place to come and meet people and have some fellowship. You can meet people who are struggling with the same things you are. We learn what God’s role is in overcoming our hurts, habits and hang-ups.”
At the rally, there will be a bounce house, climbing wall and a dunking booth. Three bands will perform—Downtown Praise, Broken Vessels and the Shine Effect. Billy Sanders and Chris Thomas from Celebrate Recovery will speak.
Admission is free. Meals will be sold for $3, and will include a barbecue sandwich or hotdog, a bag of chips and a drink. Desserts will also be sold.
While the purpose of the rally is community outreach, funds raised through selling meals will support the training of leaders.
Several community venders will also set up information booths. Some will bring items such as snow cones. The vendors will choose whether to sell or give their wares away for free, Bosch said.