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October 10, 2013
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Letter to the Editor: Rethink names of alcohol-themed fundraisers

Once again, the Truckee Police Department has expressed public concern about alcohol use by students at Truckee High School.

When it comes to alcohol, teens often seek to mimic their elders. In the Truckee-Tahoe area, high-visibility, alcohol-titled public events are increasingly being promoted and staged: Brewfest, Wine on the Water, Wine Walk & Shop, Cowgirls & Cocktails, as well as others.

As a parent of a teen killed in an alcohol-fueled auto crash, I believe we might want to dial back the emphasis on alcohol as the headlined theme and focus of these functions, while keeping in mind some of them help support worthy charities.

Our children are observing all of this. And some of them, apparently, are drinking at a very early age.

Jim Crumpacker


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