The BARN in Brewer will celebrate National Recovery Month with a family-friendly event, that includes putting cops in a dunk tank.

Who hasn't dreamed of dunking a police officer or sheriff into a tank of water? Okay, maybe that wasn't your specific dream, but it's one that will be attainable this Saturday as the Bangor Area Recovery Network hosts a family-friendly fun day. I don't know exactly when each officer will be sitting in the hot seat, but I do know that Officers Liz Brunton and Robert Hallett from the Bangor Police Department have signed up. And the Sheriff of Penobscot County, Troy Morton ,will be waiting for his turn in the water.

The day will also include lots of family-friendly fun, like games set up for the kids, and pies being auctioned off. I'm sure the live music will be awesome. Okay, I'm prejudiced because some of the tunes will be provided by my son, Charlie Butera.

But the centerpiece of the day will be the 'Pieces of Recovery' Puzzle, which is an art project by a student at the University of New Hampshire. Each piece is created by someone in recovery and tells something about their own personal journey. The 'puzzle' will be on display at the BARN, a grassroots organization providing recovery support to people in need. Several organizations will be represented, including YPR, which provides peer-based support to Young People in Recovery.

The family fun day will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the BARN, 142 Center Street in Brewer.

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