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Welcome to NAMI Wood County's AfterBurn 2023!

Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5-8p.m. at the Wood County Fairgrounds


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Things are heating up at this year's AfterBurn! Bring your family and friends to this fun-filled event which will include trunk or treat, kids activities, and a chili cook-off. Food and t-shirts will be available for purchase. Afterwards, the night will conclude with a special recovery celebration.

As always, we appreciate all the support we receive from our Wood County community, and our hope that by hosting this event, we can continue to spread awareness on mental health.

We hope you can join us this year for this wonderful event for the whole family. Learn more about the event and how to get involved.

Register by clicking here

Trunk or Treat - 5:00-7:00p.m.

Learn more about the resources available in Wood County. Vendors will be set up "trunk or treat" style as you and your family walk through the fairgrounds. Be sure to stop by all the booths for a chance to win a prize!

Chili Cook-Off - 5:30-7:30p.m.

Do you have a tasty chili recipe? Enter your delicious dish in our chili cook-off to prove yours is the best.

Family-Friendly Activities - 5:00-7:30p.m.

We will have free kids activities in the Junior Fair Building. These will include face painting, sensory bottle-making and more!

Recovery Celebration - 7:30-8p.m.

Join our celebration of recovery, where we will highlight the hope within recovery through various art styles. Participants will have the opportunity to share messages of "I Advocate Because..." with a local artist who will be drawing imagery throughout the evening. The final reveal of the painting will be shared at the event's conclusion during a performance from an interpreter who will sign inspirational songs in American Sign Language.

We encourage anyone who is attending our AfterBurn event and plans to eat the meals to please pre-register by Wednesday, September 27. Click here to register.