The Coming Full Circle (CFC) Loud N Clear Foundation will hold its third annual “Rock the Farm Music and Food Truck Festival” from 1-10 p.m. Aug. 27 (not Aug. 17 as stated in a previous article) at Brookdale Community College, Route 520, Lincroft.
Ashley Regan, the foundation’s creative director and event manager, said the event is important because “it proves to those still struggling (with substance abuse) that there is hope, there is another way to live, and recovery is possible.”
Regan said the festival sheds light on the fact that addiction affects a family and not just the person who is abusing drugs.
“We focus on healing those relationships. People in recovery need to know their community supports them so they are able to stand in their truth and be proud of their new rebuilt lives,” she said.
Regan said appropriate inpatient treatment is crucial to the success of a person’s recovery in finding the underlying causes of addiction.
“CFC Loud N Clear Foundation believes the real work begins when a person returns home and must focus on rebuilding their life and fixing the broken relationships with loved ones. They need to be reintegrated into society and find an entire new network,” she said.
The “Rock the Farm Music and Food Truck Festival” will feature entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, Zumba and more. Individuals of all ages are welcome to attend.
“CFC Loud N Clear Foundation fills the gap in the treatment system by providing a comprehensive relapse prevention program filled with life skills workshops, employment opportunities, educational scholarships, meditation and holistic approaches … and more,” Regan said.