Carroll County has experienced a rise in heroin usage and gang violence. Every citizen, business, church, and school is concerned about its impact. The Chamber is pleased to host the Drug and Violence Awareness Expo at the Shipley Arena on April 27, 2017 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Carroll County Agriculture Center
Danele Shipley Arena
706 Ag Center Drive, Westminster MD 21157
FREE Admission & Parking
Speaker Onstage – Covering these topics: Drugs, Domestic Violence, Gangs, Abuse and Rape
9:00-9:45 AM Chasing the Dragon Video (censored version)
9:45-10:00 AM States Attorney Brian DeLeonardo presentation of PSA Video Winner
10:30-11:00 AM Beth Schmidt – Drug Trends in Carroll County
Beth will discuss how her son lost his life to drugs and the chain of events that resulted in his death
11:15-11:45 AM Carol Mullen – Making Each Day Count
The seminar will be about National Prevention Week (May 14-20, 2017) and it is a way to get students involved in prevention. Summer is a season filled with celebrations and recreational activities where substance use and abuse can happen, such as graduation parties, proms, weddings, sporting events, and outdoor activities. National Prevention Week is timed to allow schools to take part in a prevention-themed event before the school year ends, raising awareness in students of all ages.
12:30-1:00 PM Cortney Spittal – One Choice Changes Everything
At CVS Health, our purpose is helping people on their path to better health. Prescription drug abuse is now considered a national epidemic. One in four teens have misused or abused prescription drugs once in their lifetime, with most getting them from a family’s medicine cabinet. As CVS pharmacists, we feel it is part of our responsibility to help minimize the number of people affected from this epidemic and raise awareness with our youth about the harmful effects of prescription drug abuse. Our Community Outreach Program raises awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and reinforces the fact that the choices that teenagers make have major consequences in their lives.
1:00-1:30 PM Tracey Kuhns & Tammy Lofink – Two Families. Two Stories. Two Outcomes
About how our families’ lives were forever changed due to addiction. Robert and Ryan were best friends. Ryan is currently in recovery and unfortunately Rob lost his battle.
2:00 – 2:30 PM Nicole Jackman – #What is Your Character
Using a fun and interactive approach the students will identify personal character traits in comparison to cartoon characters while engaging in small group discussions and role plays. The focus will be on understanding those who bully, those who get bullied and those who take action with the ultimate goal to increase empathy and stop the cycle of bullying.
2:45-3:15 PM Brenda Harkavy & Amy O’Campo – Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault
Interested in becoming a speaker in 2018 please call the Chamber office 410-848-9050.
- K-9 Unit by the Carroll Co. Sheriff’s Department
- Self Defense
Displays and interactive displays
- SINDE® (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience) provided by McDaniel College
- Law Enforcement Display
- Interactive Display by the vendors
Vendors – List of exhibitors providing services coming soon!
Be an Exhibitor
Non Profit Organization: Free of Charge! For Profit Business: Only $50
If your business or association offers a service or product relating to one of the expo topics we want you there. You’ll receive a 10′ x 8′ booth, a 6′ table, and two chairs.
Help Promote the Event
Get the word out to everyone in Carroll County. Do you have a community bulletin board, a window, counter space or a roadside sign? Do you have a weekly bulletin, a monthly newsletter or give weekly paychecks to your employees? Help us inform everyone of Carroll County about this incredible one day event.
For more information contact Peggy Soper: email or call 410-848-9050. We look forward to hearing from you and greatly appreciate your support for this annual event.