Windsor businesses recognized for not selling alcohol to minors


From left, Aunna Parker, Jake’s Market & Deli manager Bruce Bergeron, Hannah Crosby, Jake’s employee Christopher Bessey and Lizzy Parker.

Springfield youth recently presented a certificate of appreciation to a collection of local retailers who passed alcohol compliance checks for not selling alcohol to minors.

Springfield High School students Aunna Parker, Hannah Crosby and Lizzy Parker and the Rev. Gerry Piper of the Springfield Prevention Coalition, presented Retailer Recognition certificates to the following Springfield retailers: Rite Aid, Penguin Mart, Jake’s Market & Deli, Circle K and North Springfield Mobil.

The Springfield Prevention Coalition, Windsor County Prevention Partners and youth in Windsor County engage in Retailer Recognition initiatives as a way to let the community know that keeping area youth safe matters. Aunna, Hannah and Lizzy commented that the retailers passing these compliance checks shows they care for youth within their community.

Other retailers in Windsor County who recently passed these checks include: Ascutney Market, Circle K and Sandri in Asutney, and Cumberland Farms, Price Chopper, Windsor Wine & Spirits, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Pizza Chef of Windsor.

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 30 percent of high school age students in Springfield reported drinking alcohol within the past 30 days and of those students 5 percent bought their own alcohol.  For more information on preventing underage drinking, visit


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