It’s prom and graduation season in the Twin Tiers, and local high schools and organizations are taking action to prevent underage drinking.
CASA-Trinity of Tioga County, which provides prevention and treatment services to individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, is partnering with Dandy Mini Mart to host a Project Sticker Shock event on Friday, May 17. Project Sticker Shock is a countywide community awareness campaign that targets underage drinking with the help of youth volunteers and local retailers. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Waverly, N.Y. Dandy.
Students from Waverly High School will place warning stickers on multi-packs of beer and other alcoholic beverages to remind people 21 years of age and older about the penalties for providing alcohol to minors.
The goal of the program is to keep teens safe, keep adults accountable, and raise awareness of the issue during prom and graduation season.
Also happening on Friday, May 17, Hornell High School is holding a drunk driving prevention assembly for juniors and seniors. The students will view the STOP-DWI Amy Stock Memorial trailer – Amy was killed by a drunk driver in July of 2015, and her sister worked with the Ostego County Sheriff and STOP-DWI to create a memorial using the car that was demolished in the accident.