Lawn sign campaign again to target underage drinking in Lancaster, Depew
Featuring the message, “No matter what occasion, keep in mind: Alcohol & kids don’t mix,” 24-by-16-inch lawn signs with stakes will be available for residents and businesses to post in their yards to show support for alcohol-free celebrations surrounding some of the most important events in teenagers’ lives.
The signs also carry the slogan “Underage Drinking: Not a Minor Problem,” which also is the message delivered when the coalition undertakes Project Sticker Shock, a campaign during which members place stickers on alcoholic beverage packages in area stores to warn adults about the legal implications of purchasing alcohol for minors.
The campaign was funded by the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant, which was awarded by the state’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and coordinated along with the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
Depew and Lancaster residents wishing to post one of the signs may call Coalition Coordinator Lisa Johnson at 683-4444, ext. 206, to arrange pickup or delivery. Beginning on Monday, April 30, signs will be available free of charge and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those requesting signs will be asked to display them through July 15, after which residents and businesses may store them for future use.
The mission of the coalition is to prevent youth substance abuse by addressing risk factors, increasing positive opportunities for youth and promoting community collaboration. The coalition is mentored by Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Parents, students and other community members are encouraged to join.
For more information, call Johnson, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/LD.SAPC.