“March for Greene” Aims to Raise Awareness of Substance Abuse Issues

HARRISBURG — Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46) is encouraging community residents to participate in the “March for Greene” event at the Greene County Fairgrounds on May 14 to show support for recovering addicts, to stand united against the addiction epidemic and to raise awareness of substance abuse issues.

“Addiction and substance abuse issues have devastated countless families throughout our region, and the impacts can be tragic and long-lasting,” Bartolotta said. “I am hopeful that this event will encourage those suffering from addiction to seek help and prevent more people from falling victim to this terrible affliction.”

The event includes a march along Route 21 from the Greene County Airport to the fairgrounds, followed by a rally and remarks by Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis. Participants are asked to park at the fairgrounds beginning at 8 a.m. to be shuttled by bus to the airport prior to the start of the march at 10 a.m.

Bartolotta is on the board organizing the event in conjunction with churches, state and local officials, local civic groups and business owners.

More information on the “March for Greene” is available online at www.marchforgreene.com. 

CONTACT: Colleen Greer (717) 787-1463