Forum to discuss dangers of adults providing alcohol to minors

RAYMONDVILLE — Some residents here want a civil law passed that would fine adults who provide alcohol to children.

Communities Against Substance Abuse, or CASA, will hold a forum Monday to warn adults of the consequences of giving alcohol to minors.

“Underage drinking is threatening the future of our children,” Raymondville Municipal Judge Felicita Gutierrez said in a statement yesterday. “We must act now to educate them about the many, and sometimes deadly, consequences of early alcohol use.”

A panel of experts will warn parents about the dangers of giving alcohol to minors, said Rosalie Tristan, CASA’s coordinator.

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