Yavis and Morrin SADD team up to curb drinking and driving
Patrons of Yavis Family Restaurant have been receiving letters like this thanking them for not drinking and driving and offering them a voucher for their next visit. Stephanie Price of Yavis awards one such customer. A local restaurant has teamed up with the Morrin School’s Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) to promote not drinking and driving.
A few patrons of Yavis who have decided to leave their cars overnight at the establishment received a friendly note on their cars.
“It reads, ” We wish to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight-- we are not sure if you consumed alcohol last night, but we want to thank you for not drinking and driving.”
The letter was also a free voucher for a free appetizer for next time the person visits.
Restaurateur Amy Yavis explains she was approached by Katie Suntjens, REACH Wellness worker at Morrin School who was looking to partner in some way to promote this important message.
“The goal is pretty obvious to make sure as many people as possible don’t drink and drive. Many lives are lost each year due to something that is so easily preventable, why not try and do as much as possible to encourage people to make the safe decision too?” said Yavis.
She adds that as a business proprietor, she feels this is an important issue.
“As an owner in this business, preventing people from drinking and driving is one of the hardest things to do and therefore one of the most important things in my business. Yes I want everyone to have a great time when they come here but still make the responsible choice when they leave to not risk their lives or any others,” said Yavis.
She says they have only handed a few out each week, but already about 20 have been distributed, and they have been received very well.
“The Morrin chapter of Students Against Drunk Driving and I plan to do this for a very long time and hopefully as more people become aware of this then more people will make the right choice to park their vehicles overnight,” she said.