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 Connecticut Distributors in the Community 

Debunking the Myths of Underage Drinking

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut Inc. (WSWC), together with Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele; Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Department of Consumer Protection; Lieutenant J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police; University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan; Jill Spineti, president of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership; Andrew Eder of Eder Bros.; and Professor Steven Raucher from the University of New Haven, team up to announce the kick off of the third annual WSWC PSA Contest, "Debunking the Myths of Underage Drinking." Entrants are called to submit a 30-second television public service announcement educating parents about the dangers of underage drinking and "debunking" the myths commonly invoked by parents in justifying permissiveness regarding underage drinking.

The WSWC is working in collaboration with the Governor’s Prevention Partnership and other community stakeholders to achieve the common goal of reducing underage drinking in Connecticut. 

"The WSWC PSA Contest sends a strong message Connecticut needs to hear," said Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. "To keep kids safe, parents must take an active, involved role in preventing drinking and making sure their children understand the dangers of underage drinking."

"Now in its third year, the college PSA contest is doing an amazing job of bringing underage drinking awareness to the forefront in Connecticut," said Peter Berdon, executive director of the WSWC. "We are proud of the students from our colleges and universities that have embraced the contest and it continues to grow each year."

The WSWC PSA Contest gives Connecticut college students a chance to show off their talents to the public, as well as send a serious message to parents. Any student enrolled at any Connecticut college or university or a Connecticut resident may participate in the contest. University of New Haven, Sacred Heart University, Quinnipiac University, and Eastern, Western, and Central Connecticut state universities have all committed to making submissions to the contest. 

Good Deeds from Connecticut Distributors

Over the years, CDI has "adopted" Sister Theresa Tremblay and her Daughters of Charity group, Bridgeport. The main activity occurs during and around the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. This past season, CDI donated 100 turkeys for Thanksgiving, along with a monetary contribution for Christmas of approximately $5,000 (half from CDI and half from employee donations). January saw a successful clothing drive which "bagged" many items of apparel from all employees throughout the company.

The Cub Scout Troop 714 of Milford was in need of a new racetrack for their Pinewood Derby competition in February. With the help of CDI and other companies, enough money was raised to install a new and operable track.  Unfortunately, our car didn’t place.