HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will participate in more than a dozen National Night Out events across the state this year, reaching thousands of young people, parents and community leaders and spreading a message against underage and dangerous drinking.
"Each year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, through its Bureau of Alcohol Education, reaches out to millions of people across the state to talk about the dangers of underage and dangerous drinking. Participating in National Night Out events is an excellent way to meet with children and their parents and drive home a critically important message," said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. "We're proud to be a part of these wonderful community events."
Over the past several years, the PLCB has participated in National Night Out events at dozens of locations statewide by distributing materials on PLCB programs, offering coloring sheets and bookmarks for children and providing informational brochures about the dangers of alcohol.
On Tuesday, August 2, PLCB team members will join National Night Out events at:
- Willow Park, 25th and Market streets, Camp Hill, Cumberland County – 6 PM to 8 PM;
- Logan Park, Logan Rd., Carroll Township (Dillsburg), York County – 5 PM to 9 PM;
- Roof Park, 599 Lewisberry Rd., Fairview Township, York County – 5 PM to 9 PM;
- George Park, 300 Nyes Rd., Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County – 6 PM to 9 PM;
- Target store parking lot, 2250 Chemical Rd., Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County – 5:30 PM to 9 PM;
- Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Co., 2818 Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra (South Londonderry Township), Lebanon County – 6 PM to 9 PM;
- Downtown Bedford, Bedford County – 6 PM to 8:30 PM;
- Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Dr., Enola (East Pennsboro Township), Cumberland County – 6 PM to 8 PM;
- Broomall Fire Co., 10 N. Malin Rd., Broomall (Marple Township), Delaware County – 5 PM to 8 PM;
- Mackenzie Park, Church & Bullock streets, West Conshohocken Borough – 6 PM to 9 PM;
- Vanatta Park, S. 48th St. (4800 block of Derry St.), Swatara Township, Dauphin County – 6 PM to 9 PM;
- Recreation Park, 108 Montgomery Ave., Lewistown, Mifflin County – 5:30 PM to 8 PM.
Also, the PLCB will participate in a National Night Out event that will be held at Latrobe Memorial Stadium in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, on Tuesday, August 9, from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.
National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out is held annually on the first Tuesday of August. The program, now in its 33rd year, has grown since it started, with more than 38 million people in about 16,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian communities and military bases worldwide are expected to participate in 2016.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board works to educate the public about the dangers of underage and dangerous drinking through a variety of avenues, including a poster contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, a free annual alcohol educational conference, the creation and distribution of a wide range of educational materials and training and technical assistance for organizations working to address the issues related to irresponsible consumption. The PLCB also provides millions of dollars in alcohol education grants to communities, educational institutions and law enforcement agencies.
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide and licenses more than 20,000 beverage alcohol producers and retailers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling more than $14.5 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs and law enforcement and public safety initiatives across the state, among other things. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.
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