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Program urges parents not to provide alcohol to minors

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A local organization is taking steps to remind people not to provide alcohol to minors.

Members of Operation Snowball, a drug and alcohol prevention program for youth, kicked off its "Your Actions Matter" campaign at Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits in Quincy Wednesday.

Its goal is to change the attitudes of adults who might be tempted to buy booze for kids.

Prevention specialist Pamela Foster says it is important for people to know that allowing minors to drink at home is just as bad as providing the alcohol yourself.

"It's everybody's responsibility, which is the campaign through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission," Foster said. "It's their responsibility not to purchase or serve to underage kids."

Youth leaders started the event at the Hy-Vee store by placing materials on bottles of alcohol to remind people that preventing underage drinking is everyone's responsibility.
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