Decatur Community hosting town hall meeting on Underage Drinking

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DECATUR – The Decatur Drug-Free Community Coalition, under the direction of the Decatur Community Partnership, is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the impact of alcohol on young lives.

This event is part of a national effort called “Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking.” It aims to bring together community members who are concerned about underage drinking consequences and ways to prevent them.

According to Decatur Community Partnership officials, underage drinking cost Illinois citizens $2.8 billion dollars in 2013.

Event officials say parents’ voice do count when it comes to combating underage drinking.

A panel of experts will be discussing the impact of underage drinking, as well as other prevention strategies at the meeting. Local data on underage drinking will also be shared.

This meeting will take place at the Main Street Church of the Living God on Thursday, April 21, from 6 – 8 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information about it is available by calling the Decatur Community Partnership at 217-875-7060.

Those wishing to learn more about the national initiative can go to the Stop Alcohol Abuse website.

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