First ‘Rally of Hope’ to be held today

By Martin Graham -

The first-annual Rally of Hope will be held today at 5 p.m. at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn in Washington Court House.

“Come and join us for the first Rally of Hope,” organizer Crystal Cox said. “We have special guest speaker, Sonshine Troche, the Johnson family from Bible Baptist Temple is going to perform, and we are going to form a human chain which stands for unity. At the conclusion of the rally, we will be having a balloon release in remembrance of the ones we have lost.”

This event is being organized by the Fayette County Families of Addicts (FOA). FOA has a few core values that they hold dear, including family, compassion, relationships, impartiality, connection, education and advocacy. The group has been working to help be the voice of addicts and families of those dealing with addiction.

According to Cox, it doesn’t just impact the addict when someone abuses, and FOA has been a guiding light for those families seeking help. The group helps by giving the addict or family someone to talk to, someone to seek assistance from and someone to connect them to resources that will truly make a difference in the fight against addiction. Andrew Johnson is going to be conducting the prayers for the Rally.

“The Rally represents high hope and advocacy for addicts,” Cox said. “We hope others will join us as they seek help and guidance for either themselves or loved ones. Addiction can take a toll on many individuals, and Families of Addicts understands that. If you are seeking help, look us up and join in on one of our many meetings. Perhaps together we can make a difference.”

For more information contact Cox at (740) 604-4315 or email

By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy