The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance
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Drug & Alcohol Awareness and Prevention
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Municipal Alliances are community based prevention organizations which are established in all 21 counties. Alliances plan, coordinate and conduct alcoholism, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention activities. Municipal Alliances provide over 3,800 prevention programs throughout the state. Established in 1989, the New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) coordinates all state, county and local efforts regarding alcoholism, tobacco and other drug abuse in New Jersey. The Council has two major functions. One is to develop a yearly comprehensive Statewide Master Plan for Alcoholism, Tobacco and other Drug Abuse. The second is to administer the Municipal Alliance Program. The use of illicit drugs and inappropriate use of legal substances among young people remains unacceptably high. Substance abuse cuts across all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic boundaries affecting all of society. Approximately 504,000 New Jerseyans are alcohol dependant: at least 163,000 additional individuals are also drug dependent. Funding for the Alliance to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse and GCADA is provided by Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) fines. The fines are collected at the municipal level from persons convicted of drug related offenses and are used to help develop community focused substance abuse prevention programs.

 

The goal of the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse is to identify the needs within the community (individual, family, school and community).  The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance aims to coordinate and develop prevention and detection against drug and alcohol abuse and respond to these needs and educate and provide resources to the general public and help address these needs.  One of our top priorities is to educate students, parents and educators about underage drinking and drug use in order to increase awareness of the problem and provide encouragement, resources and alternative activities for our youth.  Additionally, we provide funding for programming which aims to improve the health, safety and well-being of all members of the Pine Beach Community offering several programs aimed at educating our senior population and many intergenerational activities.  Just some of our events include school dances, STEP Parenting Classes offered with adjoining towns, the Walk Against Drugs held in coordination with the national night out against crime, the Move Today Program and WISE programs and meetings for our senior population, arts and crafts classes where anti drug and alcohol messages are given.  With the help of GCADA the Pine Beach Municipal Alliance will refine and expand existing programs as well as create new prevention awareness activities of interest to all ages within the community.

 

 

 

The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance  

For Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Awareness and Prevention

 

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering,

please call Pine Beach Borough Hall at 732-349-6425.

 

The Pine Beach Municipal Alliance is funded through a grant from Governors Council Against Drug Abuse (GCADA) and fundraising.  Most of our programs are free or very low cost to the community.  Other fundraising events such as our town wide yard sale help supplement the activities we provide.  All funds raised go directly to the Municipal Alliance and back to the community.  Thank you for continually supporting the Municipal Alliance, without your support we could not continue to host these events and programs. 

 

Pine Beach Connections:  Spring 2018 Connections .pdf

 

 

 

2018 Events

 

Sunday, March 25th  - Spring Egg Hunt at Vista Park 1:00 PM (rain date Saturday, March 31st)  Parents should bring a camera, as pictures with the Bunny will be available. 

Age Categories: 3 and under – Parents Permitted

We kindly ask that parents refrain from helping children in these age groups:

4 – 5 years old, 6 – 7 years old, 8 – 9 years old, 10 - 12 years old

Find the egg with the prize slip in it (two in each age group) and win a basket of goodies!

                                                                                                                       

May 5 – Coffee with a Cop – 8 AM – 11 AM – Vista Park  The officers of the Pine Beach Police Department want you to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and get to know your local police officers.  Ask questions, share your concerns, or just come out to say hello.  The coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts are free and the conversation is informal.  Bring the whole family and we look forward to learning more about you and the concerns our residents have!

 

Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th - Town Wide Yard Sale - Yard Sale 2018.pdf

 

Free Movie Night at Vista Park 8:30 PM  Come out to Vista Park and enjoy a movie under the stars with your friends and family.  This is a free event and there will be popcorn and snacks available for purchase.  Movie TBD

 

Monday, July30th - Friday, August 10th - Summer Arts & Crafts Program - Grades K-2 9 AM - 10 AM, Grades 3rd - 5th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  All students who attend Pine Beach Elementary School are invited to attend a two week artistic talent program that will meet daily at the Pine Beach Municipal Building.  Children will meet for an age appropriate class to do arts & crafts, and gain knowledge of substance abuse and bullying. 

Tuesday, August 2nd  – Night Out Against Crime/Walk Against Drugs 5 PM – 8 PM  Honoring our Pine Beach Fire Department!  Join us for an evening of fun and support our local fire department with the Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Pine Beach Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office with their drug dog demonstration and child ID kits, and a video game truck!  For those who wish to enjoy a stroll along the river the walk will begin at 6:00 pm along Riverside Drive starting at the Pine Beach Yacht Club to Station Avenue returning to Vista Park.  This is a free event however there will be refreshments for purchase as well as other items. 

Tuesday, August 2nd - Free Movie Night at Vista Park 8:30 PM  Stay after the Night Out Against Crime and enjoy a movie under the stars with your friends and family.  This is a free event and there will be popcorn and snacks available for purchase.  Movie TBD 

October 6th – Coffee with a Cop – 8 AM – 11 AM – Vista Park  The officers of the Pine Beach Police Department want you to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and get to know your local police officers.  Ask questions, share your concerns, or just come out to say hello.  The coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts are free and the conversation is informal.  Bring the whole family and we look forward to learning more about you and the concerns our residents have!

Saturday, October 27th - 2 PM - 4 PM - Trunk or Treat (rain date Sunday, October 28th)  Join us at Vista Park for trunk or treating, candy and crafts.

 2018 Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 4:30 PM, 599 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine Beach.

 

Tuesday, January 16

Monday, March 19

Monday, May 21

Monday, July 16

Monday, September 17

Monday, November 19

 

 

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