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Drug Free Business Luncheon

Celebrating Drug-Free Businesses


The Coalition recently held its annual Drug-Free Business Partnership luncheon to recognize businesses in the community that value drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free workplaces. The luncheon featured Officer Jermaine Galloway, known nationally as Tall Cop. Officer Galloway shared information regarding ever-evolving drug trends and provided ways to prevent them in our community.


The Coalition also recognized several businesses in attendance for their continued commitment to drug-free workplaces. Special recognition was given to the Drug-Free Business Partnership’s new and upgraded members. Since 1988, The Coalition has focused on eliminating the use of harmful substances by affecting public policy, laws, attitudes, and behaviors, all in an effort to foster healthy life-long choices for the local community. The Coalition is one of the oldest substance abuse prevention community coalitions in the United States.  For information about participating in the Drug-Free Business Partnership, contact The Coalition at 936-634-9308.


See below for pictures and captions of recognized businesses.

Upgraded Member

In appreciation of their dedication to a drug-free community, The Coalition recognized Angelina Beautiful/Clean as an upgraded member of the Drug-Free Business Partnership. Pictured is Kelly Shrout, Executive Director, Angelina Beautiful/Clean.


 Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars and Drug-Free Council Members

Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars and Drug-Free Council Members represented The Coalition at the annual Drug-Free Business Partnership luncheon. Pictured back row, from left: Sidnee Thompson, Lufkin Drug-Free Council Member; AnaLia Rosales, Diboll Drug-Free Council Member; Zach Rowell, Hudson High School All Star; Cooper Hatcher, Central High School All Star; Adrian Hernandez, Huntington High School All Star; Trinity Landin, Hudson Drug-Free Council Member.

Front row, from left: Chloe Wyatt-Chittum, Diboll High School All Star; Cara Phillips, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School All Star; Erin Keely, Zavalla High School All Star; Justice Jackson, Lufkin High School All Star; Kaylie Blaylock, Pineywoods Community Academy All Star. The Drug-Free All Stars of Angelina County and Drug-Free Councils are funded by a grant through TxDOT with the goal of reducing underage drinking.


Sustaining Platinum Members

Drug-Free Business Partnership Sustaining members at the Platinum level were honored at the annual Drug-Free Business Partnership luncheon. Pictured, back row from L to R: Josh Havard, Lufkin Daily News; Kim Garcia, Burke; Breanna Murphy, St. Luke’s Health-Memorial; Conssandra Williams, Angelina College; Justin Risner, Central ISD; Maci Dover, Whataburger/GVCS; Chris Logan, Alcohol & Drug Awareness Council.

 Front from left: Melissa McKnight, Texas Department of Transportation; Kim Herman, Hospice in the Pines; Martha Hernandez, Angelina County & Cities Health District; Melissa Wheeler, Family Crisis Center of East Texas; Michelle Ross, KSWP/KAVX Radio; Sheila Adams, Lufkin ISD; Sylvia Weathers, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

Sustaining Gold Members

Gold level Sustaining members of the Drug-Free Business Partnership include back row from left: Lindsay Mott, Goodwill; John Riley, UBank; David Flowers, Huntington ISD, Zach Crawford, Zavalla ISD; Alyssa Bowie and Shanie Sanford, Pregnancy Help Center.

Front row from left: Tara Watson-Watkins, Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce; Suzy Childers, Security & Guaranty; Michelle Briley, Commercial Bank of Texas; Yana Ogletree, Georgia-Pacific; Sarah Morgan Taylor, Morgan, Bartlett, Baggett & Shands Insurance.

Sustaining Silver/Bronze Members

Silver and Bronze Sustaining members of the Drug-Free Business Partnership include back row from left Travis Barnes, Loggins Plumbing; Kendall Beattie, Elite Medical Home Care; Amanda Yarbrough, Crown Forest Apartments; Ruth Contreras, JC’s Party Rentals.

Front row, from left: Becca McMahon, Skelton, Slusher, Barnhill, Watkins, Wells, PLLC; Heidi Speaker, Speaker Orthodontics; Melissa Roberts, Integra Insurance Services; Kelly Shrout, Angelina Beautiful/Clean; Viry Cruz, 6 Degrees Wealth and JC’s Party Rentals.


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