Hundreds of North County youth will gather again to celebrate the 8th Annual 420 Remix-A Celebration of Sober and Drug Free Life Choices on April 20th, 2011 from 3pm to 6pm. All 6th to 9th graders in the cities of Carlsbad, Vista and Oceanside are invited to attend. The event will take place for the third year at Boomers! Family Entertainment Center, located at 1525 W. Vista Way in Vista, California.
Celebrated in other circles as the ‘time to get high,’ April 20th (420) is considered by some to be a marijuana smoking holiday. Smoke shops, radio stations, and parades perpetuate this message, portraying marijuana use as a laughing matter. NCPC has partnered with Boomers! to counter this message and reclaim April 20 as a day to celebrate sober and drug free life choices.
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