CSU, Chico News

Educational ‘Fun Without Alcohol Fair’ To Be Held Tomorrow

Date: 10-22-2008

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico’s 2008 Fun Without Alcohol Fair will offer more than 40 interactive booths and entertainment to approximately 1,000 area youths on the Kendall Hall lawn and adjoining areas on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 am until 2 pm.

This year’s theme is Bee Above the Influence—Stay Alcohol and Drug Free. The booths are set up by a variety of CSU, Chico organizations and businesses. Many booths will have a bee or stinger theme along with an interactive, educational activity. There will be pumpkin bowling, an obstacle course set up by the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department, a petting zoo and a bounce house.

Now in its 19th year, the fair is designed to promote healthy alternatives to alcohol, drug and tobacco for school-age children. The fair is free to all youth attending with their class or with a parent or guardian.

The fair is organized by CSU, Chico’s Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC). Interactive booths staffed by campus and community groups promote tobacco, alcohol or drug-free messages and teach children a healthy lifestyle fact to encourage kids to recognize healthier choices for their future.

Additional information about the fair is available by contacting CADEC at 530-898-6450.