Tucson’s Annual Catalina State Park Community Easter Sunrise Service
The Annual Tucson Community Easter Sunrise Service will again be held at the Catalina State Park. The non-denominational service begins at 7:00 AM and is open to the public. Entrance to Catalina State Park is at 11570 N Oracle, south of Tangerine Road.
The guest speaker this year is Rev. Greg Bauldwin, formerly with Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation in Minneapolis. He returned to Tucson to become the director of the Tucson Teen Challenge Men’s Center.
At the Sunrise Service each year an offering is taken for an Arizona nonprofit program. This year’s offering will go toward the Stay Sharp Drug Prevention presentations being brought to Tucson’s local high schools. Stay Sharp is a national program that combines dynamic videos about the facts and dangers of drug use with the personal stories shared by former teen addicts. This program is brought to schools and communities with no fee.
A 15-year-old girl commented after the Stay Sharp program in her school last May, “We’ve had a lot of people come and talk about drugs this school year and you guys made the most sense to me.” Her principal wrote, “I can’t say enough about the positive impact it had on ours school and community.”
The Catalina State Park Easter Sunrise Service is sponsored by the Tucson Teen Challenge Men’s Center. Local businesses provide a Continental Breakfast, including coffee and hot cocoa to take off the early morning nip.
Guests can remain after the service to have an Easter picnic, hike the trails, and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Catalina State Park.
Teen Challenge of Arizona has been combating the drug and alcohol problem in our state for the past 45 years with an amazing 70% to 86% success rate. Tucson Teen Challenge is a residential addiction recovery center located at 2637 N. Oracle Road. There are five other Teen Challenge residential recovery centers in Arizona helping adolescent boys, adolescent girls, adult men in Phoenix and northern Arizona, and adult women and women with children.
Tucson Teen Challenge Men’s Center also reaches out to those who have been forgotten in the heart of this city. They are a shining the spot light on the inner city streets of Tucson making a difference in people’s lives.
For more information on getting help for someone with an addiction or to find out how to have the Stay Sharp Drug Prevention program in your school, call Teen Challenge of Arizona 520-292-2273
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