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SAPP’s pancake breakfast provides funds for Craig activities

Program emphasizes youth alternatives to drug use

A hearty breakfast is the best way to start the day, and a meal that helps support a healthy community is even better.

Craig's Substance Abuse Prevention Program served up pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee aplenty Saturday morning at the local McDonald's as part of a fundraiser to support SAPP's work in the area to promote education about use of illicit substances and alternatives for young people.

Members of local law enforcement were hard at work in the kitchen cooking up pancakes and other breakfast food.

SAPP helps provide funding for organizations with similar goals such as Bear River Young LifeBear River Young Life and and Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition, which host incentives like Fifth Quarter, Red Ribbon Week and summer movies in the park, among other activities. Things like Girls on the Run, after-prom parties and scholarships for local high school students also are aided by SAPP., which host incentives like Fifth Quarter, Red Ribbon Week and summer movies in the park, among other activities. Things like Girls on the Run, after-prom parties and scholarships for local high school students also are aided by SAPP.

Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, which host incentives like Fifth Quarter, Red Ribbon Week and summer movies in the park, among other activities. Things like Girls on the Run, after-prom parties and scholarships for local high school students also are aided by SAPP.

SAPP President Jerry Hoberg said the fundraiser's initial count was about $1,700, with tickets sold by elementary and middle school students, more money coming in during the event itself.

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On average, the total is about $4,000 or as much as $7,500 some years.

"We always get a pretty good turnout, some years better, some years not as much," he said.

Another component of the program is DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), part of Craig schools, a table that was set up as part of the pancake breakfast staffed by young volunteers.

"DARE really flows with our message of what SAPP is all about," Hoberg said.

Hoberg added that he appreciated kids who came out early to help out, as well as the community members and other volunteers who aided everything, such as Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff's Office, Moffat County School DistrictMoffat County School District employees and the Craig Youth Services Department. employees and the Craig Youth Services Department.Moffat County School District employees and the Craig Youth Services Department.