Pinwheels Prevention Project

The Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, together with Morris County Schools is bringing awareness to the problem of underage drinking through the “Pinwheels Prevention Project”.

The Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris, together with several Morris County Schools, will bring awareness to the problem of underage drinking during the 2017 Homecoming season with the third annual Morris County Pinwheels Prevention Project. Coalition & Alliance members will work with students and school staff to set up a visual display on the lawns of Butler High School, Chatham Middle School, Chatham High School, Jefferson High School, Morristown High School, Mount Olive High School, Parsippany High School, Pequannock High School, West Morris Regional High School, Morris Knolls High School, Morris Hills high School, Mountain Lakes High School and Kinnelon High School, in order to highlight the problem and remind students to think about the consequences of their decisions.

The display would consist of 500 brightly colored 10” pinwheels placed on the lawns of the schools, each representing 10 of the 500 annual deaths among underage youth attributed to alcohol abuse. Brightly colored yard signs accompanying the eye-catching display will highlight the statistic. The “Pinwheels Prevention Project” will reach a wide audience, especially during high school Homecoming weeks, serving as a reminder to make healthy decisions during a time when students may be struggling with thinking about having a drink.

For more information, please visit www.safehealthymorris.org or call 973-625-1998.