Published in the August 15, 2017 edition

The following comes from Tommy Lucey, leader of the town’s Youth Action Team.
WAKEFIELD — Last Thursday, August 10, the Wakefield Unified Prevention (Wake-Up) Coalition’s Youth Action Team (YAT) visited liquor stores in Wakefield for an important project called Sticker Shock. During this project, the youth created stickers that define the penalties of selling alcohol to minors. They then took these stickers and placed them on bottles, as well as boxes and cans of popular teen alcohol drinks.
The Youth Action Team has conducted this project for the last four summers. It reminds people who can buy alcohol not to buy for teens: “If they can’t buy for themselves, don’t buy for them.”
Special thanks to all of the liquor stores of Wakefield (Andy’s Liquors, Greenwood Wine and Spirits, S & M Liquors, Caporale’s Liquors, and McDonough’s Liquors) and the Wakefield Police Department for partnering with the Health Department on this project.
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