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Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) Celebrate Family Day

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Special to The Advocate


On Saturday, August 5th, 2023 Malden Overcoming Addiction celebrated our annual “family day” by honoring and recognizing Bill Dempsey. The family day is held each year to give
back to the community and to recognize the commitment and tireless efforts of MOA, its
supporters, and the City of Malden. This year the event was sponsored by the legendary
Principal at the Linden School for over three decades. During his address Mr. Dempsey
reminded all of us that it is events like ours that bring the community together. MOA is truly
indebted to Mr. Dempsey for his ongoing commitment to Malden Overcoming Addiction and
our programs.
On this sunny and bright day families and children moved from the bouncy houses to the
splash pad. They played games organized by MOA volunteers, including more than twenty
high school volunteers. The water balloon toss and tug-o-war were big hits. There was
plenty of food, cold drinks and slush for all of those in attendance.
We at Malden Overcoming Addiction have much to be grateful for. Our volunteers, City
officials and nonprofit partners come together each year to make this a signature event for
our organization. MOA President Paul Hammersley remarked; “I think this might have been
the best one we’ve ever had. Thank you, thank you to everyone who helped.”
A special shout out to the City of Malden and all of the various departments who helped us
coordinate the event, and to city councillors and Winslow for the Bike Helmet giveaway. Finally,
thank you to Bread of Life for all of the cold drinks!
Thank you, Malden!


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