February 20, 2019

Students sticker Hannaford alcohol

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(Left to Right) Isaac Davies, Joyce Ke, Mackenzie Marcus and Officer Matthew Cohen.

In an effort to inform adults about supplying minors with alcohol, four ninth-grade members of the Champlain Valley Union High School CY LEAD (Connecting Youth Leadership Education the Anti-Drug) group conducted a “Sticker Shock” campaign at the Hannaford grocery store in Williston on Friday morning.

Officer Matthew Cohen of the Williston Police Department joined the group. Sticker Shock is a countywide campaign co-sponsored by START (Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team) and the Chittenden Prevention Network.

The students placed stickers and window decals on alcoholic beverages and beer cooler doors at Hannaford, sharing a warning message about the penalties for providing alcohol to anyone under 21.

As the sticker indicates, consequences include up to a $2,000 fine and/or up to 2 years in prison if convicted of providing alcohol to minors.

Sticker Shock is meant to reduce underage drinking by educating people 21 and over about the legal and financial consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

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