Working On Reducing Underage Drinking

The coordinator of Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County says getting social hosting ordinances updated isn’t the only way they try to reduce underage drinking. Ellen Sorensen tells us a report will come out soon detailing the success they’ve seen partnering with police departments in Ripon and Fond du Lac on compliance checks for stores that sell alcohol. She says, “And they have seen extreme success in retailers not selling to minors.” They’ve also seen success in working with the organizers of various festivals held throughout the county. She says, “We have had great success working with festivals in Fond du Lac County. We are now working very closely with ten different festivals everything from Walleye Weekend to the Fond du Lac County Fair to Sturgeon Spectacular to Septemberfest in Ripon and Celebrate Waupun as well as Firemen picnics.” Sorensen says the number of retailers that passed their compliance checks significantly increased in 2017.