Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Council ceremony honors longtime board member

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Council ceremony honors long-time board member
Published: Nov. 2, 2023 at 8:47 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2023 at 8:54 PM CDT
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Council held a ceremony in Lufkin to rename their campus in honor of longtime board member Tom Darmstadter.

Executive Director for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council Phyliss Grandgeorge said Darmstadter and his family were huge supporters of the organization’s mission.

She said recognizing his legacy in the community reinforces what the organization stands for.

“He’s just a legacy in our community, so to honor him, we felt like our campus being named after him would be just a positive influence to validate what we do here and to continue to serve throughout the community,” said Grandgeorge.

As far as changing the name of the organization, they wanted to make their offices easier for people in need to approach by adopting a more welcoming title.

Grandgeorge believes raising awareness is critical to letting young people know the dangers of addiction to drugs and alcohol.