May 6, 2021

27th Annual ‘High on Life’ Week Celebrated May 1 – 7

REGION 4 – Celebrated annually throughout Chester, Deep River and Essex, High on Life week will be observed May 1-7 this year as per the three selectpersons, Lauren Gister, Richard Smith and Norm Needleman, who signed the proclamation.

Multiple sectors of the community contribute in various ways to make the substance abuse awareness and prevention week a success, including schools, the faith community, the business community and others. Events planned for the week are described in the High on Life brochures that are available in town halls, libraries, throughout the faith community, at Tri-Town Youth Services, and elsewhere.

This year’s High on Life week is the 27th awareness week organized by Tri-Town Youth Services. While many “old favorites” such as window painting in Deep River will be featured, there are several new dimensions this year.

To celebrate High on Life 2011, Diana Carfi, Art Teacher at Deep River Elementary School, and sixth grade students painted windows at businesses along Main Street in Deep River.

To celebrate High on Life 2011, Diana Carfi, Art Teacher at Deep River Elementary School, and sixth grade students painted windows at businesses along Main Street in Deep River.

For the first time, there is a digital version of the High on Life brochure in addition to the printed version.  The digital brochure can be accessed on Tri-Town’s website: www.tritownys.org.

Also, Tri-Town has partnered with Ivoryton Public Library and the Essex Lions Club to offer free vision screenings at the Ivoryton Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. And, on Thursday, May 5, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Essex Public Library, Allison Abramson, Tri-town’s Parent Resource Coordinator, will offer “Screen-Free Family Fun: Show Me a Story!”

On Tuesday, May 3, Tri-Town Youth Services will host a free Community Coalition Breakfast/Town Hall Meeting at Camp Hazen YMCA in Chester, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Please call Tri-Town (860-526-3600) to register by April 8.

Tri-Town Youth Services supports and advances the families, youth and communities of Chester, Deep River and Essex. Tri-Town coordinate and provide resources needed to make positive choices, reduce substance abuse and strengthen the relationships that matter most.  Discover programs and information for families, as well as opportunities for community collaboration at www.tritownys.org

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