KEYSER -- Sen. Joe Manchin plans to be in attendance Thursday evening for the Substance Abuse Town Hall Meeting at Keyser High School.

KEYSER -- Sen. Joe Manchin plans to be in attendance Thursday evening for the Substance Abuse Town Hall Meeting at Keyser High School.
Mara Boggs, state director for the Senator’s office, confirmed late Monday afternoon that Manchin plans to attend and “the only thing that would prevent him from being there is an unexpected change in the Senate calendar.”
Sponsored by the Mineral County Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, the meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the KHS theater.
    The coalition is encouraging everyone from throughout the region to attend this educational town hall meeting to hear dynamic speakers share their experience, strength and hope in combatting the devastating effects of substance abuse.
    Speakers will include retired Maryland State Police Major James Pyles (currently director of safety and security for the Maryland Department of Health and Menthal Hygiene).
    Agencies and organizations will be available to provide information and opportunities to become involved in prevention and/or recovery.  
    The first 150 individuals attending the town hall meeting will receive a free ticket to the Mineral  Bowl (Keyser vs. Frankfort football game) to be held on Friday, Oct. 27.
    To learn more about this event, please contact the Mineral County Lifestyles Coalition at 304-788-9099 or Senator Manchin's Charleston office at 304-342-5855.
    The Healthy Lifestyles Coalition thanks the following partners and sponsors for helping to make this event possible:  
    Partners:  U. S. Senator Joe Manchin, WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Mineral County Board of Education, Mineral County Sheriff's Department, and Keyser High School.      
Sponsors:  Mineral County Health Department, Mineral Daily News Tribune, Microtel Inn & Suites, ONTRACK!, Reed's Drug Store, and the Western Maryland Health System.