Am I the only one bothered by this? A group of San Lorenzo Valley High School parents want to support a “Safe and Sober” grad night, so they decide to raise money by having a wine and chocolate tasting. And this is not the first year they are raising money for an alcohol-free event by serving alcohol at the fundraiser.
As a parent of two former teenagers and a recovering alcoholic myself (I have over four years of sobriety now), this concerns me very much. Children (even teenagers) learn by what their parents do, not so much what they say. I think this fundraiser sends a poor message: We cannot have fun or raise money without alcohol.
I think, personally, the mountain air and redwood trees are more intoxicating, in a positive way, than any alcoholic drink, and surely there are many ways to raise money without setting a bad example for our children by serving alcohol.
There are places and events where serving alcohol to adults is appropriate and fine. But I don't think a fundraiser for a safe and sober grad night is one of those places.
Boulder Creek and Palo Alto