The Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council began when leaders and citizens wanted to see if there was interest in drug prevention in the county. They decided to come together and host a free community event that included a speaker and other resources at the Forsyth County Conference Center. None of them knew what size audience to expect. Would ten people show up? Maybe fifty if they were lucky. The night of the event came and the doors opened. A steady flow of people came through the doors.