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Event in downtown LaGrange to celebrate breaking chains of addiction

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Attendees gather on Lafayette Square in November for the first Break Every Chain event. The second event is set for Saturday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the square.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/04/web1_web0408BreakChains.jpgAttendees gather on Lafayette Square in November for the first Break Every Chain event. The second event is set for Saturday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the square.

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LaGRANGE — In November, more than 300 people came out to Lafayette Square in cold weather to show support for 13 men and women who told their stories of overcoming addiction through faith.

Saturday, April 9, Break Every Chain will host its second event giving others who have been successful in “breaking the chains of addiction” the opportunity to share and celebrate the victory, organizers said.

Lincoln Anderson, Inetha Hatten, Melissa McCormick, Mandy Mullinix and Stacy Sharman will share their stories of recovery. The event on Lafayette Square on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. will begin with hot dogs and hamburgers.

The first 75 people will receive a Break Every Chain T-shirt. 8:08 Ministries will lead worship. ReBorn Ministries will deliver spoken word poetry and film a surprise performance.

Community leaders Judge Jeannette Little of the Troup County DUI Court, Mark Cavender with the LaGrange Police Department, Pastor O’Shay Smith with Communion Fellowship and Stan Scroggins of Celebrate Recovery will speak on the issues of addiction with the intent of helping people in the community collectively find the solution to ending addiction.

Break Every Chain is raising awareness of the need for an aftercare center for women who have been through treatment and are ready to transition back into society. The aftercare center would provide a safe environment for the women to work on a career plan, learn life skills, participate in parenting classes and family counseling, develop financial skills and prepare the women for independence and stability.

The overall goal is to help them find their purpose and true identity. Anyone interested in learning more about this endeavor may contact Charles Wardlaw at 706-837-4523.

From a press release submitted by Break Every Chain organizers.