HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will again participate in one of the largest public events in the commonwealth and the largest indoor agricultural event in the U.S. – the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.
From Saturday, Jan. 7, through Saturday, Jan. 14, the PLCB Bureau of Alcohol Education will staff a booth in the Main Hall of the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The PLCB booth is near the center of the Main Hall (where the famous butter sculpture is featured), which is on the Maclay Street side of the complex.
"Participating in last year's Pennsylvania Farm Show was a tremendous success for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board because we reached thousands of people every day, and our staff helped educate them about the risks of underage and dangerous drinking," Chairman Tim Holden said. "The PLCB is pleased and proud to set up a booth at this year's Farm Show, and we encourage attendees to stop by, pick up free materials, and talk with our staff."
The PLCB booth will be staffed from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day of the show. Alcohol education specialists and other PLCB employees will distribute educational materials for parents and educators, as well as coloring pages and posters for children.
The PLCB works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Alcohol Education programs include Responsible Alcohol Management Program training for licensees, a poster contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, a free annual alcohol education conference, resident assistant training customized for colleges and universities, the creation and distribution of a wide range of educational materials, and the distribution of millions of dollars in alcohol education grants.
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. 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.pa.gov.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board