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FHN Offering Free Alcohol Sellers and Servers Training June 29

6/29/2015, Noon – 4 p.m.

FHN Family Counseling Center's Partnership for Success project, with support from the Freeport Police Department, will offer a free Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education Training (BASSET) class to Freeport-area businesses that sell and serve alcohol.

BASSET, regulated by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, is constructed as an alcohol awareness program specifically designed for alcohol sellers and servers. BASSET is a four-hour session and will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, June 29 at the Eagle's Club, 1200 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport.

The Freeport Police Department supports the BASSET program for area alcohol retailers. "Educating those who sell and provide alcohol will assist in enhanced accountability and awareness and reduce underage sales of alcohol to minors," said Freeport Chief of Police Todd Barkalow.

The BASSET training will include the physical properties of alcohol, state statutes, local ordinances and DUI laws, identification techniques and dram shop information. BASSET is a resource and tool for local merchants to use to ensure compliance with state and local laws on alcohol sales and use. Light refreshments will be served.

FHN Family Counseling Center's Partnerships for Success project (PFS) is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The project works toward reducing underage drinking in the Freeport community. This is the final free training that will be offered by FHN Family Counseling Center. Questions regarding this program and requests for more information can be directed to Meagan Smith, community educator at FHN Family Counseling Center, at 815-599-7344 or