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Town hall meeting to discuss solutions to underage drinking

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BURBANK, Wash. -- Members of the Burbank Community Coalition are doing their part to prevent underage drinking.

Wednesday night they hosted a public meeting at the Burbank Community Library where parents, students, community members, law enforcement and even an author shared their thoughts on underage drinking.  And organizers say with teen pot use on the rise, they want to do what they can to promote healthy habits.

"It's a great thing to get people involved in town hall meetings because they're able to put in their input, their perspective in what they're seeing that maybe some else isn't seeing and hopefully they're also taking in something that maybe they didn't already know," said town hall organizer and Prevention Intervention Specialist Sarah Crow.

Organizers say the prevalence of underage drinking increases with age, making it more important than ever to begin teaching youth at an early age about the dangers of alcohol.

They hope these town hall meetings will help develop possible solutions.