(Joplin, MO) – Come one, come all! The Alliance of Southwest Missouri is encouraging families to pre-register for its much-anticipated summer substance misuse prevention education event, which will take place from 12:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, in Carthage’s Municipal Park. The event will once again feature plenty of water activities, but this year, there’s a twist.
Sudstock 2023 will take on a carnival theme with various side shows happening under the “Big Top” tent, educational activity stalls, and even a puppet show and book signing by local children’s author Isaiah Basey, better known as “Izzy B.” Of course, The Alliance’s foam cannons will make an appearance surrounded by new inflatables for kids to enjoy. The event is free and offers different activities that will appeal to children of all ages.
“Foam floating, kids laughing, parents smiling…Sudstock is a one-of-a-kind event,” said Caleb Stiles, Carthage Caring Community Coalition President.
The event is coordinated through The Alliance of Southwest Missouri and its volunteer-based youth substance misuse prevention group, The Carthage Caring Community Coalition. The event also heavily relies on the City of Carthage through various departments like police, fire, public works, and parks and recreation. Through this collaboration, we’ll be able to come “together again for good, clean fun!”
To pre-register and save time at check-in, families can sign-up through Eventbrite. In addition, event t-shirts may also be ordered through this link ahead of time or purchased at the event.
About The Alliance of Southwest Missouri:
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri exists to make Southwest Missouri the safest place for kids to thrive. The Alliance identifies concerns, locates resources, and facilitates change through community collaborations, education, and prevention work in Jasper, Newton, Barton, and McDonald County. Our programs exist to prevent childhood abuse, injury, and death by helping children and the adults in their lives in making safer choices and creating safer environments.
Kate Kelley, Coalition & Full Potential Coordinator
The Alliance of SWMO