Drug Addiction: A Brandon Community Discussion June 10th & 11th

  • Free Viewing of the Documentary The Hungry Heart will be shown Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00pm Brandon Town Hall 

        The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of St. Albans Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Following the movie will be a Q&A session with Jessica Farnsworth from the West Ridge Treatment Center in Rutland & Mary Alice McKenzie from the Burlington Boys & Girls Club.


  • Public Action Forum to be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:00 -8:00pm Brandon Congregational Church Fellowship Hall.

        A public forum moderated by Mr. Bernie Carr will be held to continue the discussion from the June 10th movie. This will be a forum with seven different discussion areas, with the goal of producing an action plan for our community.

The community of Brandon recently had the opportunity to view this powerful documentary. The end result was members of our community were so moved and felt the need to bring this information to everyone including our local medical community, church groups, and civic organizations and continue the conversations on how best to respond to addiction. The hope is to bring this community problem out into the open and discover ways we can help prevent further addictions and help those that now suffer with this horrible disease.


The cost is FREE, the information is INVALUABLE.

Please come see the film and help make a positive impact on our community!

Sponsored by: The Brandon Police Department, The Brandon Recreation Department, Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, Rutland Regional Medical Center, The Brandon Congregational Church, Friends of the Brandon Town Hall