BOISE — Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is teaming up with Mountain View Hospital officials in Idaho Falls to help raise funds for the Idaho Meth Project and will be present at a dinner slated for this Friday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Individual tickets are available for $75 at www.idaho.methproject.org. Interested persons, however, should contact Gina Heideman by dialing 208-331-2060 to ensure a seat.
“Several members of our team have been touched personally by meth. Their pain has inspired me and our team to spend thousands of hours a year to organize events that support the Idaho Meth Project,” said James Adamson, president and chief executive officer of Mountain View Hospital.
The private event will feature dinner, live music by the “Kelly Hughes Band,” a mechanical bull and a live auction with Otter serving as the auctioneer. Auction items include: Vacations to Jackson Hole and Deer Valley, tickets to the sold out Boise State/BYU football game and a private dinner with the governor and First Lady Lori Otter.
“We’ve seen some great strides in our state in combating the meth issue, including a 50 percent reduction in teen meth use, a significant drop in clandestine lab rates, and are beginning to see a decrease in meth-related treatment admissions,” Adamson said. “There’s just so much more work that can be done, and the Idaho Meth Project is the only non-profit organization in the state focused on preventing meth use.”
The Otters had a hand in launching the Idaho Meth Project in 2007.
The Idaho Meth Project is a non-profit organization that implements large-scale, research-based campaigns and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in Idaho. It is affiliated with The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national non-profit organization working to help families solve teen substance abuse problems.
For more information, visit www.idaho.methproject.org.