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Restoring Unity in the Community

PACT representatives participate in New Beginnings Youth & Adult Services community event.

On June 23, 2018, PACT participated in the New Beginnings Youth & Adult Services first annual Restoring Unity in the Community event. Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sunshine Park/Clarence C. Morrison Park, 901 N. 12th St., Harrisburg, PA, the event was free for the entire family. There were activities, games, prizes, free food and drinks, as well as an expo of businesses and adult services organizations. Noah Spence from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted youth football skills and drills. New Beginnings Youth and Adult Services Inc. provides prevention and intervention services, resources, and support to children, youth, and adults so they can remain safely in their homes, schools, and communities.

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