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BRIDGE Hosts 6th Annual 5k and West Georgia SingOff
In Support of Red Ribbon Week & Kasey the Drug and Rescue Dog’s Retirement

Nonprofit organization hosts speakers at Bremen City Schools, community health education booth and a community-wide Prayer during the Bremen Towne Festival

BREMEN, GA (September 10, 2015) – BRIDGE (Bringing Resources in Drug Gripped Environments) is celebrating its 6th anniversary in West Georgia by picking up the pace this year with a variety of community health education and fundraising events. The fun-filled and educational weekend is Oct. 16-17 and includes The Annual West Georgia SingOff at Mill Town Music Hall, the 6th Annual BRIDGE 5k Race, The 22nd Bremen Towne Festival and more. A special fundraising effort surrounds the retirement and replacement of the West Georgia area’s hometown hero, the drug and rescue dog, Kasey.

  • Honoring Kasey, the Drug and Rescue Dog, West Georgia’s Hometown Hero: Fundraising begins immediately
    • Kasey, the West GA area’s drug and rescue dog is retiring. Funds are needed to ‘hire’ a replacement dog.
    • Kasey has truly been a Hometown Hero.
    • 8 years of faithful service. A full resume of Kasey’s accomplishments available upon request.
    • Kasey will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Bremen Towne Festival Parade and the West Georgia SingOff will serve as Kasey’s community retirement party.
      • Kids are invited to come and celebrate with Kasey at Mill Town Music Hall.
  • West Georgia SingOff – Friday, Oct. 16 @ 6pm:
    • West Georgia’s version of The Voice and one of the Annual Fundraising competitions is held at and sponsored by Mill Town Music Hall. Singers throughout the Southeast come to participate in front of professional judges for cash prizes. Entry fees are $30 and their fans are invited to attend and vote for their favorite artist for a fee of $5. This year’s event will feature three categories-ages 10-13, 14-18, and adult.
    • Pre-judging begins immediately. Submit your registration form and performance sample via a link to YouTube or Vine and/or submit an mp3. Registration forms can be downloaded at MillTownMusicHall.com
    • All registration forms and performance submissions go to steve@milltownmusichall.com.
    • Proceeds beyond costs of the program go to BRIDGE, a 501c3 and sponsorship opportunities are available. BRIDGE provides drug educational material and programming to the schools through the Bremen police department.  *This year’s funds will be prioritized to help fund Kasey’s retirement and replacement.
  • BRIDGE 5k Race, Saturday, Oct. 17 @ 8am (register in advance and receive a free t-shirt or register on-site beginning at 7am) :
    • Enjoy a run (or walk) through the country in Bremen with a race start time of 8am . This race includes a well-marked route, cash prizes for the top three winners in each category, medals for age group winners for 10 years old and older. Awards ceremony is directly following the last runner crossing the finish line.
    • Registration is $20 per person.
    • Group discounts are available for schools, running teams and corporate teams.
    • Registration forms are available on MillTownMusicHall.com
  • Red Ribbon Week Support at the ‘Bremen Towne Festival’ and in the Bremen City Schools and Haralson County Schools in partnership with the Bremen Police Department, the following week:

    • BRIDGE will host a Red Ribbon Week booth at the Bremen Towne Festival:
      • The booth is dedicated to health education and introduction to support resources for families in need related to the war against drugs.
      • The BRIDGE booth will host an art competition for kids to remind the community of the risks of experimenting with drugs and alcohol.
    • At 11:55am on Oct. 17 during the Bremen Towne Festival community leaders are invited to join in the Community Prayer for West Georgia’s Mental and Physical Health, led by the Haralson County Ministerial Association.
    • The 22nd Bremen Towne Festival, October 17, is in downtown Bremen and is open to all. The Towne Festival features food, entertainment, a parade, inflatables and more.
    • BRIDGE is also providing funding assistance to a speaker who will address the dangers of drugs, texting and driving with the high school students of Bremen City Schools and Haralson County Schools.

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated at thousands of schools and communities across America. In its 29th year as the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week reaches 80 million people each year throughout the United States.

Proceeds beyond costs of the programs are donated to BRIDGE, a 501c3 non-profit organizationprovides drug educational material and programming to the schools through the Bremen police department. Sponsorship opportunities for the events are still available.