March 23rd, 2018

Local SADD club makes special liquor bags to promote responsible drinking

By Tim Kalinowski on December 22, 2017.

Crescent Heights Grade 8 students (from left) Liv Misener, Riley Felker and Alexis Noviski create designs to support Students Against Drinking and Driving's Holiday liquor bag awareness campaign.--NEWS PHOTO TIM KALINOWSKI

Crescent Heights High School students spent much of Thursday morning creating original art to put on brown paper liquor bags, which will be distributed to local liquor stores. The liquor bags, sponsored by the Crescent Heights Students Against Drinking and Driving Key Club, are intended to remind Hatters about the dangers of alcohol consumption and vehicle use.

“When you hear about drinking and driving a lot of bad stuff happens,” says CHHS SADD Key Club president Camryn Riley. “So we are just trying to support not drinking and driving, and keeping our community safe. So if you drink this holiday season, make sure if you do go out that you have a ride home. Call a cab. Don’t drive if you have been drinking.”

The liquor bag campaign started at Crescent Heights 18 years-ago, and the founder of the provincial campaign is former Medicine Hat student Jason Stolz. It’s a fantastic legacy to live up to, says SADD Key Club faculty adviser Heather Dawn McQuaig.

“It’s a pretty cool legacy, which started right here in Medicine Hat, Alberta,” she says. “We know talking to our sponsor businesses their customers really do appreciate these liquor bags. We definitely know they do get noticed in the community.”

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