Raising awareness about alcohol through Project Sticker Shock
Local youths traversed the county placing neon green warning stickers on multi-packs of alcoholic beverages at grocery and convenience stores throughout the county. Project Sticker Shock serves as a reminder to adults that providing alcohol to minors is illegal.
Partners for Prevention (P4P), a group of youth and adults working together to address issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use in Wyoming County, participate in the annual event to raise awareness about underage drinking.
With the upcoming graduations, P4P officials reminds residents that alcohol-related deaths or injuries are all too often associated with special events or holiday seasons. The stickers remind consumers that it is illegal for any person 21 years old or older to purchase or provide alcohol to minors, and offenses are punishable with fines up to $1,000 or one year in jail.
Participating stores include:
• Tops Markets in Attica, Warsaw and Arcade;
• Rite Aid and BenGos Express Mart, Attica;
• Brass’ Shurfine, Arcade;
• Arrow Mart, Warsaw;
• Perry Market Place, Rite Aid, Arrow Mart, Perry; and
• Carney’s Market and Arrow Mart, Castile.
For more information about P4P visit http://www.wycop4p.com/