Soi Khopai rallies against drugs

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Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and neighborhood president, Wirat Joyjinda, welcome people to the event.
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and neighborhood president, Wirat Joyjinda, welcome people to the event.

Soi Khopai Community celebrated unity and raised money for charity projects at the South Pattaya neighborhood’s annual anti-drug rally.

Pattaya Deputy Mayor Pattana Boonsawat and neighborhood president, Wirat Joyjinda, welcomed local politicians and community leaders to the March 8 party.

Over 300 youths from the Soi Khopai community celebrated unity and raised money for charity at the South Pattaya neighborhood’s annual anti-drug rally.
Over 300 youths from the Soi Khopai community celebrated unity and raised money for charity at the South Pattaya neighborhood’s annual anti-drug rally.

The Soi Khopai Community has been nationally recognized for its grassroots anti-drug campaign with authorities calling it a model for all neighborhoods to follow. The fourth anti-drug rally celebrated the campaign’s success and reinforces the idea of unity in the community, Wirat said.

The party attracted guests from across the province, including members of the We Love Chonburi and We Love Pattaya groups, plus political candidates and local officials.

Tickets to the party were sold for 200 baht each with plenty of food and beverages provided. Money from the ticket sales will go to the village fund and charitable events over the coming months.