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Welcome House – 10th Annual Breakfast

Welcome House’s 10th Annual Breakfast brought down the house, while building a new house! Keynote speaker Cris Carter, of NFL fame, delivered a powerful message about his addiction and recovery to the packed house in attendance. Included in the festive morning were a raffle and live auction to play golf with Tom Watson. Welcome House will unveil a new recovery center in Midtown very soon. Proceeds support the recovery programs at Welcome House.

Michael Knecht and Cris Carter, keynote speaker


Rich McArdle, recipient of the 2023 Welcome House Miracle Award


Larry Marshall, Megan Marshall, and Cris Carter


Cris Carter took a hard hat tour of the new Welcome House Recovery Center, which is slated to open later this summer. Pictured on the tour were Santo Cugliotta, The Reverend Dr. Ted Pierce, Jamie Boyle, Welcome House; Cris Carter, Ryan Smith, Tom Joeger, David Kissick, and Frank Martin.


Jamie Boyle, Welcome House; and Cris Carter, keynote speaker


(Front row) Courtney Chapman, Paula Chapman, and Dudley Chapman (back row) Wade Binfield and Cris Carter

Featured in the June 24, 2023 issue of The Independent. 
Photo Credit: John Caulfield


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