‘Sticker Shock’ part of effort to prevent underage drinking

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

On Saturday Aug. 23, the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition (MARPC) conducted Sticker Shock in our community. MARPC’s mission is to reduce risky behaviors through prevention education, community collaboration, life skills training and programming.

Sticker Shock is part of a national project designed to increase awareness among adults who might purchase alcohol legally and provide it to minors. This public awareness campaign takes a stand against underage drinking.

We would like to thank the following businesses for partici-pating this year: Hy-Vee, Classic Wine & Spirits, Filby Liquor, Fridge Liquor, McMillin’s Retail Liquor and Rickel’s Retail Liquor. We would also like to thank the many adult and youth volunteers who placed 6,559 stickers on liquor packages and plastic cups. Kansas First News & KCLY Radio out of Clay Center provided media coverage of the day.  Thanks to all who helped with this great cause.

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