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Bacon Street raises nearly $80,000 for substance abuse prevention

 Bacon Street Youth and Family Services hosted its annual fundraising gala and auction, “An Evening for Bacon Street," held in February at Two Rivers Country Club. (Photo courtesy of Bacon Street Youth and Family Services)
Bacon Street Youth and Family Services raised close to $80,000 at its fundraising gala and auction, “An Evening for Bacon Street,” held in February at Two Rivers Country Club. (Photo courtesy of Bacon Street Youth and Family Services)

Williamsburg just got a little better in the fight against substance abuse.

A February auction raised $78,254 for Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, according to a release. Bacon Street provides prevention, education, and counseling to youth, their families, and the community, aimed at promoting freedom from substance-use challenges, according to its website.

The auction and gala, “An Evening for Bacon Street,” was held at Two Rivers Country Club, with approximately 200 guests. 

“We’re thrilled by the support our community has provided Bacon Street,” said Executive Director Kim Dellinger. “This year’s event surpassed our fundraising goals and we’re already beginning the planning process for next year.”

Funds from supporters help the organization serve clients, regardless of ability to pay; they also help develop new treatment and prevention programs.

Bacon Street has served the Williamsburg community for more than 46 years. Throughout the year, the organization holds various fundraisers to support its programs. The next event is the annual 5K Run for the Bacon and Family Fun Fest on June 2. Sponsors are still needed for the event.

Alexa Doiron
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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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