Buzz: Drug drop off event set for April 21 at Floyd County Jail. Special concert at Pleasant Valley South on April 22. Guided tours at Berry’s dairy on Saturday.

Buzz: Drug drop off event set for April 21 at Floyd County Jail. Special concert at Pleasant Valley South on April 22. Guided tours at Berry’s dairy on Saturday.

 

Floyd Against Drugs and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office are hosting the annual drug drop off event at the Floyd County Jail on Saturday, April 21, from 9 .m. until noon. Members of the Knights of Columbus from Saint Mary’s Catholic Church also have offered to lend a hand to help the drive-up drop off line move smoothly.

Said Catherine Fricks, FAD board member.  “Statistics show that medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. Offering a safe way to dispose of medications helps keep the children of Rome/ Floyd County safe.”

The drug drop off event will allow the public to properly dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to keep them out of the wrong hands and local waterways.  The drugs will be incinerated on site in the lower parking lot of the jail.  The public is asked to bring prescription and over-the-counter drugs in a bag or other disposable container to drop off.

“The importance of the drug drop off event is accentuated when you think about the opioid epidemic our country is facing,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Carrie Edge. “The vast majority of people who abuse medications, such as opioids, get their first exposure using other people’s prescriptions. This is one more reason to take full advantage of the event.”

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is a state prescription drug disposal location.  If you are unable to make the event, drugs can be disposed of any day in the designated drop box in the Bonding Lobby.

Drug disposal locations can be found by visit www.stoprxabuseinga.org or contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-291-4111. For more information about Floyd Against Drugs or the drug drop event, visit www.FloydAgainstDrugs.com


 Special concert April 22: On Sunday evening, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church, the church orchestra, under the direction of Bill King will present an evening of Gospel Jazz featuring the music of Camp Kirkland, known world-wide as one of the finest arrangers of Christian music.  This program will take some of the old gospel favorites and perform them in a very tasteful style with a jazz flavor similar to that of the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller style era.  This will also be the last concert of this type directed by King as he will be retiring as director at the end of May. Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church is at 702 Pleasant Valley Road in Silver Creek.

The student run-dairy at Berry College will be open for guided tours Saturday. The tours will be from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $3 for students and $7 for adults. To book a tour, email AgriEd@berry.edu 24 hours in advance or call (615) 925-2548. During the tour, guests will learn about the life cycle of a cow and how many gallons a cow produces in a day as well as tour the milking parlour.

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