On March 22, members of Friday Night Live went around to local stores and kicked off their Sticker Shock Merchant Education Campaign.
As part of the campaign, the club presents to store owners, and some of their employees, why it is important for them as merchants to take part in preventing underage drinking, as well as how it can affect the community and business for the merchants. After their short presentation, members placed brightly colored stickers with facts about underage drinking on the alcohol containers to spread their message throughout the community.
To start the campaign off, members RaiAnne Dunlap, Angelina Dunlap, Vincent McCullah and Ruby Sandhu made presentations at Weaverville Market and Corner Mart, placing more than 620 education stickers.
April through June members continued the campaign by visiting stores in Hayfork. During this time period they made presentations to Wiley’s Supermarket, Hayfork Discount Groceries and Frontier Fuel Deli & Grill; the club placed over 500 stickers at these locations.
This upcoming school year members plan to travel throughout the county and visit more stores to reach the greatest number of community members and to help make Trinity County a safe environment for all youth.
Keep an eye out for these prevention of underage drinking stickers and follow Trinity High School FNL’s social media to stay up to date on other activities and find opportunities to get involved.
These efforts were supported by Trinity County Behavioral Health Services and the Office of Traffic Safety Mini Grant.
For more information contact Yoni Desmond at 623-1823.