Mats for Merchants

Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families members with CT Distributors President, John Parke (far right), from left to right (back row) Bill Steindl, Lt. Curtis Eller, James Olsen, Susan Rubinsky, Nicholas Satta, Patty Hines, Matt Hines, Lucretia Duwel, Charity Garcia, Darin Bershefsky; (front row) Anna Gasinski, Tammy Trojanowski, Roula Kouvatas, Sean Kennedy, Sherri Kelley, Kristi Peña

Stratford Partnership is providing Stratford liquor merchants with a counter mat that reminds their customers to comply with the law and not provide alcohol to underage youth.  This reminder at the point-of-sale is one of the Stratford Partnership’s strategies to limit youth access to alcohol.

The counter mats were designed and produced by CT Distributors.  “As members of the Partnership, we are among the town and community leaders, youth and parents working to reduce youth substance abuse and create a safe, healthy and drug-free environment where youth and families thrive,” says Bill Steindl, Compliance Manager. 

The Stratford Police Department is distributing the mats.  “We are all partners in responsibility to keep our youth and community safe from the dangerous consequences of underage drinking, adds Stratford Police Chief Joseph McNeil.  Mayor John A. Harkins encourages merchants to “help us inform the public and protect our youth.”

Counter Mat graphic