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Taste of Hope to benefit Hope Academy

Taste of Hope to benefit Hope Academy

Helping teens recover from substance abuse issues. That’s the mission of Hope Academy, and to help keep up the support, more than a dozen local restaurants are making some delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts and more for YOU to try!

Here to explain the upcoming benefit and share the tasty dishes are Mariann Williams, Hope Academy, Chef Ian Kille, MCL, and Chef Rueben Cisneros, Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering.

Together, they make us some Parmesan Breaded Pork Chops with Peppered Bacon Gravy and then later, Shrimp & Grits!

Taste of Hope to benefit Hope Academy

Taste of Hope, an annual fundraiser supporting Hope Academy and hosted by Fairbanks Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center, is set to take place Sunday, Feb. 23, noon to 2p.m. More than a dozen local restaurants donate their favorite fare in an effort to raise funds to help support students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Guests have the opportunity to tour the school, hear from students and administrators and learn more about Indiana’s only recovery high school.

WHAT:                  Taste of Hope to benefit Hope Academy – a tuition-free, public charter school for teens in recovery

WHEN:                 Sunday, February 23, noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:                Fairbanks Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

8102A Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis

COST:                    $50 general admission ticket, $10 alumni ticket


About Hope Academy

Hope Academy is a tuition-free, public charter high school in Indianapolis, IN for teens in recovery from substance-use issues, where students can earn their Core 40 diploma away from the pressures and temptations of traditional high school.


4 children taken to hospital after car crashes into Pennsylvania day care center

 (CNN) — Four children were injured after a woman crashed her car through the window of a day care center classroom, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The black BMW traveled all the way through one classroom of the Children of America Educational Childcare center before stopping at a back wall, the Bucks County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Four children were taken to the hospital, one of whom suffered serious injuries, the statement said.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, was treated and remains hospitalized,” it said.

The crash is under investigation, according to James O’Malley, the spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. He told CNN the woman was working as a delivery driver.

At the time of the crash — about 1:30 p.m. — there were about 17 children inside that room and about 79 total in the building .

All of the children have been accounted for and reunited with their families, the statement said.