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Mural unveiling to bring families, community together to combat underage drinking

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Utah organizations Communities that Care Summit County, Parents Empowered, Encircle, and Park City Arts Council, are teaming up to usecommunity art to spread the word that kids are less likely to drink alcohol when they have strong relationships with their parents. Their motto; “Whatever your child’s journey, go together,” signifies that parent-child togetherness helps to build bright futures, keeps developing brains alcohol-free, and promotes good mental health and well-being.

Members of the community are invited to a family fun event on September 8, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Organizers says guests can expect music, pizza from Fuego’s, a lot of fun, and a positive message about healthy family relationships and preventing harmful underage drinking. The event includes the unveiling of a new interactive bike installation and a mural featured on the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) warehouse at 1901 Sidewinder Dr., Park City.

The Park City mural is a third addition to the “Go Together” mural series created by Encircle and Parents Empowered, and partly sponsored by the Utah DABS. “Go Together” murals have also been located in Provo and St. George.

Organizers say the mural and message to families addresses Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) survey data that indicates LGBTQ+ kids can be at ahigher risk for underage drinking and suicide. Data also shows that parents’ strong disapproval of drinking underage age is the leading factor in why kids choose not to drink.

Register for the event here:

WHAT:         Family fun event and mural unveiling to spread the “Whatever your child’s journey, go together” message and help keep kids healthy and alcohol- free.     

WHEN:         Thursday, September 8, 2022

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(Mural unveiling and ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m.)

 WHERE:       Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services Warehouse 
                       1901 Sidewinder Dr.

Park City, UT