Malden Overcoming Addiction rang in the New Year with their 7th annual Celebrate Sober event at Club 24 in Malden. MOA President Paul Hammersley welcomed the crowd of over a hundred people to eat, talk, dance and celebrate the New Year substance free. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson was also on hand to show his support and wish the crowd a Happy New Year.
Malden’s Ward 5 Councillor, Barbara Murphy, donated all of the beverages for the water/juice bar, which she operated along with Ward 7 Councillor Chris Simonelli, Ward 6 Councillor Steve Winslow and Councillor-at-Large Carey McDonald. The amazing food for the event was provided by Bobby C’s Ristorante and Floramo’s Restaurants. MOA would also like to give a huge thank you to Balloons Filled with Love, LLC for the amazing decorations, balloon drop and photo booth.
This free night of fun would not have been possible without the many amazing and dedicated volunteers who sold raffle tickets, set up tables, decorated, served food and so much more. MOA has established this annual event to support those in any stage of recovery and to help those new to recovery see that there is plenty of fun to be had when you Celebrate Sober.