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Review for Half Moon Sober Festival Incorporated, Derry, NH, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The first time I went to Half Moon Sober Festival I was 'living' in a shelter for homeless, newly-sober women. I had to get special permission to be gone for the weekend and be able to return and have a bed when I came back. Being that it was a sober event, I was allowed to go. I had only camped a few times in my life before this. My friends and I piled into a car and drove up. We got lost on the way and got there very late at night. The gentleman at the gate set up his own tent for us to sleep in because ours was borrowed and none of us knew how. When we woke up and asked our neighbors about grocery stores nearby, they instead shared their food with us. Every person we met that weekend had a smile on their face and a kind word to say. We enjoyed music and danced in the rain. It was the first time in my life I felt like I could be myself and let loose (even just a bit) without being under the influence. Every year since this, I have made a point of looking out for new campers nearby to help, I make sure we have extra food for those in need, there is always an invitation to join us at our fire, I invite shy people to get up and dance with me. I was so inspired by the kindness strangers showed me that I make sure others see that in me. This event truly changed my life and I recommend it to everyone who is trying to enjoy life sober one day at a time.

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Very Well

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How did you find this group?

A friend brought me

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To be on the lookout for people who might need help and offer it without thought of repayment

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