Alcohol-awareness dance for local youth April 28

| 04 Apr 2012 | 01:19

    SUSSEX — Being that April is alcohol-awareness month, Sussex Elks Lodge 2288 is inviting tweens and teens in the area to a free D.U.D.E. Dance (Don't Underage Drink Ever). The dance will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the lodge, 152 Lewisburg Road (Rt. 565) in Sussex. The dance will feature a DJ, snacks and prizes. Parents are invited for a portion of the program. The evening will begin with a lively interactive presentation about underage drinking by the Center for Prevention and Counseling and a member of the Sussex County Sheriff's Department. Afterwards, the adults will retire to their own coffee lounge while the youth celebrate their newfound knowledge with a fun dance. To RSVP for this event, email by April 25. Funding for the program was gained through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.