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Underage Drinking Forum at Arnot Mall

Underage Drinking Forum at Arnot Mall

HORSEHEADS (WENY) --  There was a town hall meeting on underage drinking the at Arnot mall, but no teens and only a couple of parents stopped by.

Trinity of Chemung County hosted the event and introduced the initiative 'PROUD'.

Police officers, AA members, liquor store managers and parents, addressed the issue, and shared statistics and personal stories.

"The point of tonight was to kick off our proud initiative that Trinity of Chemung County is rolling out, and to really to promote awareness, the dangers of underage drinking and ask the community to support us in making the place safer for our adolescents," says Chris Taylor, executive director of Trinity of Chemung County.

Law enforcements reps at the meeting say underage drinking is a big issue in Chemung County, especially during the summer months.