Former first lady Betty Ford will be the keynote speaker today during dedication ceremonies for a new building at Father Martin's Ashley, an addiction treatment facility near Havre de Grace.
The new $6 million building, to be named Bantle Hall, features rooms for 20 patients, a dining hall, a medical facility and administrative offices.
Entertainment for the 1 p.m. event will be provided by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.
Father Martin's Ashley has received national recognition for its alcohol and drug dependency treatment programs. Forbes magazine ranked the facility among the top private addiction treatment centers in the nation.