Drug-Free All Stars Complete Project Sticker Shock

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The Drug-Free All Stars of Angelina County, funded by a grant from TxDOT, recently completed their annual event, Project Sticker Shock. The Project Sticker Shock campaign is aimed at preventing underage drinking by reminding adults not to provide alcohol for minors. The 59 Drug-Free All Stars stickered 28 grocery and convenience stores throughout Angelina County to help prevent underage alcohol use. The Coalition, Inc. and the Drug-Free All Stars would like to thank Brookshire Brothers, La Michoacana Meat Market, Hernandez Grocery, Big’s convenience stores, Walgreens on Frank Ave., and Coleman’s convenience store for participating in this year’s Project Sticker Shock.

For the first time, student members of Polk and Cherokee county Drug-Free Council groups also participated in Project Sticker Shock in their respective counties to continue raising awareness throughout Deep East Texas. The Coalition hopes Project Sticker Shock makes the community aware of the dangers of providing alcohol to minors; not only is it against the law, but it can have deadly consequences.  St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School Drug-Free All Star, Alexander Tiu, commented, “We are promoting a legacy of responsibility in youth. This will last a lifetime, create successful community members, and promote living a full and happy life.” Research shows that teens who start drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop substance dependence later in life than those who wait to drink until age 21 or older.  

Since 1988, The Coalition has focused on eliminating the use of harmful substances by affecting public policy, laws, attitudes and behaviors, all in an effort to foster healthy life-long choices for the local community. The Drug-Free All Stars are a group of high school seniors that serve as role models for the community by living an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free life. For more information about the Drug-Free All Star program, contact Abby Baker at The Coalition at 936-634-9308.

Huntington Drug-Free All Star Avery Williams places a sticker on a package at the Zavalla Brookshire Brothers.
Natalie Courtney, Lufkin HS Drug-Free All Star, and Kendyl Metcalf, Huntington HS Drug-Free All Star, stickering package of alcohol at the new Huntington Brookshire Brothers location.  
Natalie Courtney, Lufkin HS Drug-Free All Star, and Kendyl Metcalf, Huntington HS Drug-Free All Star, stickering package of alcohol at the new Huntington Brookshire Brothers location.  
Jacob Jenning and Kristina Guardado, Central HS Drug-Free All Stars, stickering at a local Big’s location.

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