NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling will be hosting its fourth annual Sober St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

“Often times, many people associate the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol filled parties, creating a barrier for families or people in recovery to have a fun and safe, recovery-friendly celebration," according to information from the center. “In Sussex County, a team of Recovery Advocacy volunteers meet monthly to organize events that promote and support recovery.”

All are invited to join in this community event where this year’s theme is “So, You Think You Can Irish Dance?” featuring the Lenihan School of Irish Dance, Sparta, as well as a special guest, who will be doing a meet and greet at the event, Miss Northern Highlands, Katrina Biss, whose platform, as a Miss New Jersey contestant, is substance use awareness, prevention and recovery.

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This event is brought to the community free of charge by not only the Center for Prevention and Counseling, nut the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of New Jersey or NCADD-NJ and the County of Sussex.

There will be music along with dinner for the whole family, of all ages. The event will take place at The Center, located at 65 Newton-Sparta Road in Newton.

Please RSVP, or for more information and/or to attend Recovery Support events in Sussex County contact Katie at The Center at (973) 940-2966 or email