Pennsylvania State Representative Jim Gregory is Keynote Speaker at Daystar Center for Recovery’s 25th Anniversary Gala

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Daystar Center for Recovery, which is a community-based, residential inpatient treatment program for individuals recovering from substance use disorders. Over the past 25 years, Daystar Center has helped countless men find purpose and give back to their families, jobs, and communities.

To mark this significant milestone, Daystar is hosting an anniversary gala at The Country Club of Harrisburg on June 23, 2022, at 5 pm. The event features a silent auction, appetizers, a buffet dinner, inspirational speakers including client testimonials, and a special appearance by Pennsylvania State Representative, Jim Gregory, as the keynote speaker.

“Representative Gregory has been a champion for substance use disorder treatment and laws that help people recover, rather than punish them for a genetic condition that is out of their control,” said Fern Wilcox, CEO of Daystar. “We are honored that he will be a part of our anniversary celebration, as we look forward to what the next 25 years will hold. This includes the grand opening of a new residential treatment facility for women called Rachael’s House, which is named after my daughter who was a Certified Recovery Specialist. Doors to this new gender-separate treatment center should open this summer or early fall.”

Since its founding in 1997, Daystar Center for Recovery has achieved numerous milestones, including:

  • Increasing bed capacity from 14 to 25
  • Opening a second recovery house
  • Doubling its full-time staff
  • Increasing fundraising efforts
  • Making several renovations to improve resident living spaces
  • Improving the program to encourage independence through motivational techniques
  • Developing and implementing a Family Program to help increase completion rates

As one former client, John B. said, “Daystar was a caring compassionate place for me to feel safe in my recovery process. Daystar staff remains available to me as a resource and continues to support and encourage throughout my recovery.”

To learn more about the event and to purchase a seat at the gala to support men like John, please go to At that same site you can sign up to be an event sponsor. Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $5,000 and include benefits like one or more tickets to the gala, your organization’s name and/or logo in the program, and more. If you cannot attend the anniversary gala on June 23, but still want to help Daystar’s mission, please go to our Donation page to make a tax-deductible donation.