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Tallapoosa County Coalition Against Underage Drinking thanks its donors

Published 9:30am Friday, August 8, 2014

Dear Editor:

On behalf of Tallapoosa County CARES (Community Advocates for Responsible Environments), I would like to say thank you to the vendors for your generous food donations for our Youth Advisory Board Luncheon. Our event was a huge success, in part due to your help.

To Winn-Dixie, Jim Bob’s Chicken Fingers, Paradise Lake Catering, and Big B Barbeque: your commitment to making a difference in our community will not go unnoticed.

As we continue to advance in our mission of reducing the incidence of underage drinking and other unsafe behaviors, through our programs initiatives we hope to see many lives changed for the better and to raise awareness on the issues in our area.

Our coalition has enjoyed great success in the past few months. We have just been approved for a grant to help fund our community prevention plan, which will aid in the fight against underage drinking. We have also just established our new Youth Advisory Board.  They will assist with the development of the community prevention plan by providing input on the real issues facing youth in the community, and strategies which would be relevant to their peers. They will also recruit other youth and work together to develop and implement a media and social media campaign.

The goal of Tallapoosa County CARES is to make a lasting impact in the community. With the support of our community members and the helpful contributions from supporters such as you, I know we will continue to see progress!

Thanks again for your generous support of our efforts to reduce underage drinking!

For more information on our coalition, visit our Facebook page, Tallapoosa County Coalition Against Underage Drinking, or our Twitter page, @TallapoosaCARES.

Alexis Sankey

Community Education Prevention Specialist

Tallapoosa County Coalition Against Underage Drinking

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