Volunteer Macon and Campus Club Join Forces to Prevent Underage Drinking
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Members of Volunteer Macon and Campus Club stopped by seven different liquor stores in Macon to put bottleneck hangers on bottles throughout the store.
The bottleneck hangers had a clear message: if you sell minors alcohol, you will face a punishment of up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
“The message to youth is to not drink underage, not because I said so or the law says so, and not even because your parents say so. Don’t drink underage because you care about yourself,” Christopher McDonald of Volunteer Macon said.
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Funds the program so that volunteers can take the hangers to local liquor stores multiple times a year.
Tanya Graham-Simms, who works alongside McDonald at Volunteer Macon had this message for teens:
“Wait. You only live once. You’re only young once. Don’t rush to try to get older or to do things that 21-year-olds or anyone older is doing. Just wait your time it,” Graham-Simms said. “It’ll be worth it in the end, you have a lot to do right now to secure your future.”
For more information about the Youth Project for Underage Drinking, visit http://www.handsonmacon.org/.