CENTREVILLE — The Citizens Against Smoking Tobacco (C.A.S.T.) Coalition, as part of Queen Anne’s County Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention services, celebrated mothers during its annual “World No Tobacco Mother’s Day Banquet.” The program was held in the multipurpose room at Centreville United Methodist Church the afternoon of May 13.

The event has been held just before Mother’s Day for more than 20 years, shared Lolita Watkins in her opening greeting. Watkins was followed by Pastor Kia Reed with a brief “purpose” message. “I praise the work of C.A.S.T., in helping inform the public that tobacco is a leading cause of other health ailments, and it’s legal to buy tobacco products, as if it was good for you,” Reed said. “Let’s stand up to the challenge to know that tobacco can do you no good. Let’s be healthy and happy together. Happy Mother’s Day to us all.”

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