HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will participate in 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.
"Late last year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, through its Bureau of Alcohol Education, unveiled Know When. Know How.SM, an award-winning campaign that helps parents talk to their children about the dangers of underage drinking. Reaching out to community-minded families by participating in National Night Out events is a natural fit and a great way to spread a critically important message about starting those conversations," said PLCB Chairman Tim Holden. "The PLCB is proud to be a part of these great 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 alcohol-related issues.
On Tuesday, August 7, PLCB team members will join National Night Out events at:
- Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Camp Hill, Cumberland County, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Willow Park, Camp Hill, Cumberland County, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Carlisle Fairgrounds, Carlisle, Cumberland County, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Adams Ricci Park, Enola, Cumberland County, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Hoffer Park, Middletown, Dauphin County, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield, Delaware County, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Lone Lane Park, Allentown, Lehigh County, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, Lehigh County, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Rec Park, Lewistown, Mifflin County, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- Fox Chase School, Philadelphia, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Logan Park, Dillsburg, York County, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Roof Park, New Cumberland, York County, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 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 35th year, expects more than 38 million people in about 16,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian communities and military bases worldwide to participate in 2018.
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 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. 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 $15.8 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