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Monday, October 18, 2021

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Tamaria Henderson rides her bicycle to support Metamorphosis of Alachua County, the treatment center where she currently lives and battles her alcohol addiction. “You have to want it,” the 20-year-old said.



Carly Breitbart / Alligator One-third of the treatment center’s 21 current residents participated in the race. AJ Tatum, the founder of the nonprofit Active For Recovery, said he organized the race because bicycling helped him beat his own addiction. “It brought more fun to life,” the 32-year-old said. “It kept the adrenaline going instead of being high.”



Jill Dumas, a 39-year-old Gainesville resident, sells raffle tickets to festival attendees during the Labor Daze Fest on Sunday. The grand prize winner received up to $500 of their power bill paid for by Gainesville Regional Utilities.

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