From Project Rebound and the Baldwin County Community Alliance:
The fourth annual Baldwin Star Search, sponsored by Project Rebound and presented by Baldwin County Community Alliance, will be held on March 16, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Wharf Conference Center located in Orange Beach. The Baldwin County Community Alliance has created this no charge, alcohol & drug free event for students and families in Baldwin County. The purpose is to show high school students, during their most impressionable years, that they do not need alcohol or drugs in order to have fun.
Each high school held a talent competition in which their top winners will advance to perform in this countywide drug-free talent competition. High school talent for the event will include soloists, bands, and instrumental acts.
As with all of the BCCA drug-free events, high school students will sign alcohol and drug-free pledge cards at their schools prior to the event or the night of the event. High school students will then present their drug-free pledge card as free admittance and will be given a ticket that will be used for their chance to win door prizes from local businesses. This family fun event is free and is open to students, parents, and community members.
Local celebrities will serve as the emcees for the event this year. The top three winning acts may receive grand prizes which will include a vacation trip, cash cards, gift cards, and other donated items from local businesses. Each contestant performing in the Baldwin Star Search will receive a prize pack.
“Project Rebound is very excited to sponsor this event for the second year. We have been working with the Baldwin County school system by providing one-on-one counseling to teachers and students as well as providing group counseling to classrooms. Our goal is to help rebuild our families and address the mental health needs of our children and our teachers. This event is an excellent way to educate our youth on how they can pledge to live a drug-free lifestyle,” Paige Rucker, State Director, Project Rebound
The Baldwin County Community Alliance (BCCA)
The Baldwin County Community Alliance (BCCA) operates through Baldwin County Mental Health Center, Prevention Services. The BCCA is comprised of community agencies that meet regularly to discuss and implement strategies that target underage drinking and drug use among area youth. For more information about the Baldwin Star Search, you can visit the BCCA website at www.proudtobeproudbaldwin.org.
Project Rebound is a nonprofit organization funded by a $12 million dollar grant from BP to the State Mental Health Department. The organization is designed to assist in coastal recovery as a result of the 2010 Deep Water Horizon/BP oil spill. If someone needs assistance whether it be financial, emotional or deeply personal Project Rebound is here to help. Project Rebound teams are also trained to help survivors of the April 2011 tornadoes that have been displaced and may be living in Baldwin or Mobile counties. Counselors are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-639-REBOUND (7326) or by visiting the Project Rebound website at www.ProjectRebound.org.