Barron County Community Coalition and Barron County Sheriff's Department Reminds Parents and Party Hosts Who Loses The Most

posted May 26, 2017, 5:54 AM by Ryan Quinn
BARRON COUNTY, Wis. -- During this season of social gatherings, a reminder from the Barron County Community Coalition and Barron County Sheriff’s Department to parents who may want to host a party and serve alcohol:  Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking. 

Now through June, coalition members and the Barron County Sheriff’s Department are raising awareness about the risks of serving and providing alcohol to minors at parties. “Parents Who Host Lose the Most,” is a community effort to alert parents of the legal and health related consequences of purchasing, providing, or pouring alcohol for anyone under age 21, other than their own child. 

Coalition members are providing information about the dangers of underage drinking, the legal consequences of hosting underage drinking in your home, and how adults can host safe and fun alcohol free events for youth.  

Here are some tips for adults (especially parents) on how to avoid being a party to teenage drinking: Don’t be afraid to be the bad guy. 

Taking a tough stand on alcohol use can help youth say no when they are pressured to drink by their friends. 

Talk with other adults about hosting alcohol-free youth events. 

Unity creates a tough, enforceable message. Set a positive example. 

If you host a party, always serve alternative non-alcoholic beverages and do not let anyone drink and drive.
Stay home if a teen is hosting a party in your home.

Observe the activities and confiscate any alcohol that may brought by party goers. 

Report underage drinking to the police promptly.