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Provided Photo Members of The Collaborative placed stickers on alcoholic beverages in several area stores to warn consumers against buying them for underage drinkers.

LONDONDERRY >> On Dec. 16, students from Flood Brook School's Vermont Kids Against Tobacco middle school leadership group and Collaborative staff participated in Sticker Shock at Clark's IGA, Jelley's, Winhall Market, and Mike and Tammy's. Sticker Shock is an initiative performed to draw consumer attention to the potential legal consequences of buying alcohol for minors. The stickers say "STOP AND DO THE RIGHT THING Don't Give Alcohol to anyone under 21! It could cost you up $2,000 and 2 years in prison!"

The Vermont Kids Against Tobacco stickered over 300 cases of beer at IGA Clarks and Winhall Market and Mike and Tammy's and Jelley's received quart size wine bags with the same message. Veronica who works at Winhall Market, when asked about her thoughts about Sticker Shock, Veronica stated, "I love my community because we involve teenagers to make safe decisions."

The students of Flood Brook's The Vermont Kids Against Tobacco and The Collaborative thank IGA Clarks, Winhall Market, Jelley's, and Mike and Tammy's for participating in this activity and partnering to communicate this message to as many people.

Look for more stickers in January! The Collaborative's will be participating in sticker shock with Burr and Burton Academy's leadership group, Our Voices Xposed, in the Manchester area.

The Collaborative is a substance abuse prevention nonprofit promoting the development of a healthy, involved community, supporting substance free youth in a caring environment serving the Manchester and Mountain communities. The Collaborative provides an afterschool program, runs the Refuse To Use program, a mentoring program and youth leadership groups and provides substance free youth events. For more information contact The Collaborative at http://thecollaborative.usor call 824 - 4200.