Pic­nic funds preven­tion pro­grams in schools

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Society - By Kris­lyn Placide Sun Sen­tinel So­ci­ety Scene

Reigan, Colin, Mark, Lily and Nika Ciar­fella

Bas­kets of lemons, limes and oranges topped the ging­ham-cov­ered pic­nic ta­bles where guests sat on the ter­race of the Na­tional Cro­quet Cen­ter in West Palm Beach dur­ing the Han­ley Foun­da­tion Fam­ily Pic­nic on March 10.

More than 200 sup­port­ers came out to help the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s fundrais­ing to­ward re­search-based preven­tion pro­grams in pub­lic and pri­vate schools, many of which are in Palm Beach County.

Dur­ing the event, fam­i­lies en­joyed a bounce house, life-size Jenga and other lawn games, a kids’ mu­si­cian, face painter, bal­loon artist, photo booth and a meet and greet with an­i­mals from the Palm Beach Zoo.

“At Han­ley Foun­da­tion, we know that the best thing we can do to help keep our chil­dren safe from drugs and al­co­hol, is to spend time with them,” said Turner Benoit, chief devel­op­ment of­fi­cer for Han­ley Foun­da­tion. “Our main fo­cus in preven­tion is to re­duce un­der­age drink­ing and to de­lay the age of first use.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.han­ley foun­da­tion.org.

Kath­leen, John, Jan, Hadley, Michael and Kevin Cairnes

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