FARMINGTON — Four youth groups within Greater Franklin County recently kicked off “Project Sticker Shock,” a youth-led initiative to change adult attitudes about selling and providing alcohol to minors. The project is sponsored by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse to bring attention to the issue of underage drinking and the adults who provide alcohol to minors.

Local youth from Franklin County are part of a movement of youth statewide working with participating stores to spread “Sticker Shock” waves in an effort to reach adults who might be tempted to buy alcohol for those younger than 21. The florescent orange-and-black stickers stand out on beer cases for all to see, and provide a strong reminder: “Providing Alcohol to Minors is Illegal! Fines are up to $2,000 and/or up to one year in jail!”

For more ionformation, contact Christine Bruen at 779-2927 or [email protected]

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