Southern Utah celebrated a day of recovery, knowledge and growth Thursday, inspiring those who are addicted to anything from illegal drugs to their daily afternoon soda to turn the other cheek.
“It’s a celebration of hope and recovery,” said Angi Graff, event coordinator. “It’s powerful when a community can come together and show support for someone who is trying to overcome any sort of addiction.”
Rather than a day of despair and hardships, St. George’s Town Square was packed to the brim with vendors, inflatable fun houses for children, live bands and people willing to help those in need. It was a day of hope for those who need the extra push to begin their road of recovery.
“Events like these taught me to be myself again, how to talk, how to live, and how to be a good person,” recovering addict John Johnson said.