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House of Hope to host open house for Adult, Teen Challenge in Brundidge

The Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge in Brundidge will host open house for the House of Hope from 3 until 5 p.m. on March 29 and follow with a banquet at 6:30 p.m. at J. Michelle’s at 11400 U.S. Highway 231 north of Brundidge.

Mary Poe, who along with her husband Bobby Poe, founded the House of Hope, said the banquet is a fundraising contributor to the annual operating expenses for the Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge House of Hope.

“We invite everyone to open house at the House of Hope and then to join us at J. Michelle’s to learn more about the House of Hope and what it will mean to  women who are dedicated to turning their lives around after battling drug and alcohol addictions,” Mary Poe said. “Ed Wilson, executive director of Alabama Adult Teen Challenge, will be the featured speaker at the banquet and several students will share their testimonies as to what Teen Challenge has meant to them. Their testimonies will give insight into the positive impact on the people who support Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge. It will be an informative and inspiring evening.”

Tickets for the Alabama Teen Challenge House of Hope Banquet are $10 for individuals. Corporate and sponsor tables are $800 for eight plus $10 each for the meal.

The purpose of the banquet is to raise funds for the operating budget for the House of Hope.

Poe said the annual operating expenses for the House of Hope are estimated at $30,000.

“A director will be on site at the House of Hope and the women who reside there will all have completed a 12-month rehab program with Alabama Adult and Teen Challenge,” Poe said. “These women will not have restored relationships or don’t have a place where they can return. They will be drug tested periodically and will have to attend church and have a job. The program is planned to help the women successfully re-enter society.”

Poe said the women at House of Hope will sincerely want to turn their lives around.

“They will be committed to successfully getting back into society and the House of Hope will support and encourage them in their efforts,” Poe said. “The Alabama Teen Challenge House of Hope Banquet is a way for the community can contribute to the successful efforts of these women to turn their lives around.”

Tables and tickets for the banquet are available by calling 334-672-3900 or emailing mjpoe@att.net.