Last month, local teens participating in
Renz Center's Leadership Empowerment And
Development (LEAD) program teamed up with the Coalition For a Safe and Healthy Elgin (CSHE) in "Project Bottle Neckers."
Project Bottle Neckers is a community awareness program designed to prevent people 21 and older from purchasing alcohol and providing it to minors. Local liquor stores and gas stations allow the teens to come in and put blue bottle hangers on beer, wine and other liquor products.
Participating Elgin businesses included:
Mobile at 275 S. McLean Blvd.
Wing Park Liquor at 571 N. McLean Blvd.
Total Liquors at 823 Summit St.
Villa Liquors at 695 Villa St.
Neighborhood Liquors at 805 Walnut Ave.
Super Saver at 776 Walnut Ave.
Elgin Liquor at 1350 E. Chicago St.
On July 2, teens plan to "Bottle Necker" again at the
Jewel/Osco's located on Larkin Ave. and
Summit St. in Elgin.