“Sticker shock” has become an annual program by Teens Leading the Way (TLTW) to prevent adults from purchasing alcohol for minors. This is its third year. Each spring, students with TLTW in the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Pine River-Backus and Northland school district communities label alcohol containers with stickers reminding adults that it is a crime to buy alcohol for minors. They target specific types of alcohol more than others, like wine coolers and beer. Click to read more
The Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF) was a recent recipient of a Valspar Beautify America Paint Grant. Jerry Peterson, a foundation board member, was approached by the Working Together Coalition and the Dam Park Task Force to write a grant application to the Initiative Foundation (IF) in Little Falls. The IF has teamed up with the Valspar Corp. to accept grants for Minnesota Beautiful, a program where cities and nonprofit organizations in the IF’s 14-county region may apply for a grant to receive paint and coatings to complete restoration and beautification projects.Click to read more
Kelly Felton, coalition coordinator with the Working Together Coalition (WTC), was awarded a scholarship from the Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and invited to speak at the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Prevention Day on Feb. 4 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Felton will present at two sessions, focusing on WTC activities and efforts in the Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Northland communities during last year’s first National Prevention Week.Click to read more
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