There is no hiding behind a mask today as funds from the Grand Junction Rotary Club's first ever masquerade ball are distributed at the groups weekly luncheon.
Last October's ball drew hundreds of people together, and after expenses funds topped 30–thousand dollars, all of which went to the Mesa County Meth Task Forces drug–endangered kid's program. The donation will help fund a new program to help families affected by the drug.
Task Force Coordinator Angie Palmer says kids are sometimes forgotten in the drug war. "I think people forget that they are impacted by drug use in our community, and they are directly impacted by their parents, whether its by drugs or alcohol.”
The program also provides foster parents with a "tool kit" of books and activities to help the children cope with their situation.