Drug-Free All Stars Complete Holiday Project Sticker Shock

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Drug-Free All Stars after they finished their Project Sticker Shock shift at Brookshire Brothers Fresh Market. Front row, from left to right: Mia Sandoval, Aubrey Lindsay, Rosina Camarrillo, Suriyah Beamon, and McKenna Simmons. Second row, from left to right: Peyton Mathis, Allison Shaver, Madison Durant, Mallory Butler, and Madison Morehouse. Last row, from left to right: Dalton Currie, Fabian Cordero, and Angel Carrillo.

The Drug-Free All Stars of Angelina County, funded by a grant from TxDOT, recently completed a holiday-themed Project Sticker Shock. 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. Every year during the holiday season, the number of alcohol-related car accidents and fatalities rises significantly. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), every nine hours someone dies from drunk driving in Texas. To combat these statistics, The Coalition and Drug-Free All Stars introduced a holiday-themed Project Sticker Shock focused on reducing drinking and driving. The Drug-Free All Stars placed stickers on packages of alcohol at area Brookshire Brothers and Tobacco Barn locations with the slogan “Better Watch Out. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The All Stars want to make the community aware of the consequences of drinking and driving and encourage responsible decision-making. “The partnership between Brookshire Brothers, The Coalition and the Drug-Free All-Stars has been longstanding, and we hope, beneficial for Angelina County residents. We believe these stickers serve as a great reminder to our customers to drink responsibly while they celebrate the holiday season,” said Melissa Crager, Public Relations and Corporate Responsibility Manager for Brookshire Brothers. Thank you to Brookshire Brothers for participating in this year’s holiday-themed Project Sticker Shock.

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. For more information about the Drug-Free All Star program, contact Abby Baker at The Coalition at 936-634-9308.

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