Megan Hatter selected as PIP Partner of the Year

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Megan Hatter was selected as the 2013 Bullitt County Partners in Prevention Partner of the Year.

PIP chairperson Thrissie Dohn presented a plaque to Hatter at a recent PIP meeting, stressing the important impact Hatter made on the organization.

“When something needs to be done for PIP to prevent drug abuse in this community, she is always front and center, volunteering to do whatever she can,” Dohn said.

Hatter is the Youth Services Center coordinator for Mount Washington Middle School. She also serves as PIP secretary.

Along with Dohn, Hatter created Against the Influence, a group formerly known as Students Against Destructive Decisions, to educate students on drug abuse situations and problems as well as drug prevention.

Dohn praised Hatter for remaining calm in the midst of adversity among her positive qualities, along with her humility.

“Her professionalism and her expertise that she brings to the table each and every time she sits at it,” Dohn said. “When people meet her, they remember it.”

Hatter was surprised with the award, as well as appreciative that PIP continues to receive community support despite a recent loss of grant funding. She thanked the large turnout at the meeting for continuing their involvement.

“We all wear many hats and we must remain dedicated,” Hatter said. “We’re happy to have so many here and involved. The threads hold together.”

PIP is a community drug-free coalition of concerned volunteer citizens from different community areas such as schools, churches, police departments, schools and media.

PIP’s goal is to raise awareness of drug-related issues within the community, along with prevention ideas and education.

Monthly meetings are now scheduled every second Tuesday at noon in the meeting room of the Bullitt County Health Department Annex building. The next meeting is scheduled for March. 11, with lunch provided. For more information, call 955-5355.