Saturday events worth your time
Volunteer Recruitment Fair
Now and then, we remind you of all the good things that volunteers do for the Morgan County community. Of course, many agencies and organizations can always use the energy of new volunteers.
If you’re looking for a worthy cause to devote time to, you may find just the one at the Volunteer Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, September 29, in the new Senior Center, the former U.S. Silica office building, north of Berkeley Springs.
Potential volunteers can learn about the needs of various groups and how they might fit in. Several agencies and non-profit organizations will have information booths, and there’s room for more.
Anyone interested can call Audrey Morris at Starting Points – 304-258-5600 — for details.
Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet
Important from both a personal and community angle is the “Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Rankin Fitness Center gym, south of Berkeley Springs.
If you’ve ever wondered how to properly get rid of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, or if you’ve ever worried that they might fall into the wrong hands, this is a chance to do it right. Just look at the drug indictments reported in last week’s Morgan Messenger and you’ll understand this is a serious problem.
Too many people let pain killers and other heavy-duty prescriptions sit around after they’re no longer needed. Some flush them down the toilet, which can contribute to poisoning the water. Both are bad ideas that can harm others.
The local event is part of National Drug Take Back Day, sponsored on a national level by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Drugs collected will be given to the DEA for destruction.
If you can’t get to Saturday’s collection, you can stop in the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office during regular courthouse hours. The office, working with the Morgan County Partnership, maintains a secure drop box.
A recent inventory of the drugs dropped there showed more than 400 narcotic pain pills with a street value of about $3,400. It was the second load turned over to the DEA since March.
Do yourself – and everyone else – a favor by disposing of drugs properly.