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Wapello County prepares to celebrate its residents in recovery

Wapello County will celebrate National Drug Court Month this Saturday at the Jimmy Jones Shelter./KTVO

It’s National Drug Court month and Wapello County is doing its part to celebrate those in recovery.

This Saturday, the Wapello Family Treatment Court will host its annual drug court month celebration at the Greater Ottumwa Park.

The event is free and open to the public. It will feature live animals from the Blank Park Zoo as well as face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and other activities.

Treatment Court participant Dean Cremer says the event means a lot to those in recovery.

“This is kind of the beginning of them being an active participant in the community. And, they weren’t so much before, but now they’re tax payers and involved in the community just like everybody else,” said Cremer.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jimmy Jones Shelter.

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