From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – On Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 PM, join the Harford County Department of Community Services’ Office of Drug Control Policy, FACE-IT, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the Harford County Liquor Board for a special presentation open to the community. The Town Hall Meeting concerning youth and underage drinking will be held at the Abingdon Branch of the Harford County Public Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, Md. 21009
The upcoming prom and graduation season is one of school pride, celebrating accomplishments, and high expectations for the future. However, it is also a time of high risk for our youth. Alcohol use is something that can easily destroy the dreams and hopes of our children. With this in mind, a special presentation on the dangers of underage drinking is being presented; an incident involving a local family will also be shared with participants to increase awareness of the effects of alcohol on individuals, families and the community.
This is a community event for all ages; parents are encouraged to bring their children. The Department of Community Services looks for large turnout on March 23rd so the parents, youth and concerned citizens are well-informed of the dangers of underage drinking.
Young adults can help get this message to their friends so they too can be empowered through this information to live their lives to the fullest.
For more information, questions, or if disability-related accommodations are required, contact Joe Ryan, Manager, Office of Drug Control Policy, at 410-638-3333.
FACE-IT (Faith Activated Community Empowering Intervention Training) is a faith based coalition with a mission to provide educational interventions through training to prevent substance abuse among our youth and to combat addictions in Harford County.
The Harford County Department of Community Services was established in 1979 via Executive Order and works daily to meet the needs of our seniors, youth, persons with disabilities and those struggling to overcome addiction. The Department works with federal, state, local and private agencies to ensure our county continues to evolve and remains dedicated to providing the best possible services for our citizens and community.