Fundraiser for Adult and Teen Challenge to be held in Minot

A fundraising banquet will be held Sept. 21 for North Dakota Adult and Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug and alcohol treatment program in Mandan, at the River of Life Church, located at 400 22nd Avenue NW in Minot.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or $180 for a table of eight people.

There will be options including “sponsor a student” and a silent auction. People are aasked to respond at 701-667-2131 by Sept. 14.

According to a program brochure, individual donations provide 60 percent of program costs. With sponsorship from individual donors, students are asked to pay just $500 per month instead of the full $3,100 per month program cost. About 70 percent of the graduates of the program have maintained their sobriety and have not experienced a relapse, according to a survey.