VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP PLAN EVENT TARGETING UNDERAGE DRINKING

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP PLAN EVENT TARGETING UNDERAGE DRINKING

Organizers of a planned Regional Youth Empowerment Day are seeking volunteers willing to participate in the planning process of a regional attempt to address underage drinking along the border.

The event, which is scheduled to be held in El Paso, March 9, 2002, will feature a youth forum on underage drinking. Elected officials from Doña Ana County, El Paso, Juarez and Otero County also are expected to participate.

Prospective volunteers who can contribute information and knowledge to the initiative are asked to attend a 4 p.m., Feb. 5 planning meeting in El Paso at the Westside Police Command Station off West Mesa Street at 4801 Osborne Ave.

For more information or to volunteer, call the South Central New Mexico Prevention Coalition at (505) 524-8951 and ask for Naomi Fahrenkrug, project manager for the Drug Free Communities Initiative.