East Windsor Township Kicks Off “We Check for 21” Campaign
Published on July 06, 2023
FOR RELEASE: July 6, 2023
Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Member Peter Yeager, Coordinator of the East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse, surrounded by local Township liquor license holders, issued a Proclamation recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month and kicking off the East Windsor “We Check for 21” initiative aimed at deterring underage drinking. As part of the Township “We Check for 21” Campaign, liquor license holders are required to sign the “We Check for 21” Pledge as a condition of receiving their liquor license renewal. The Pledge affirms each liquor license holder’s strong support of East Windsor Township’s “We Check for 21” Program. Various resource and informational materials and paraphernalia were distributed for use at these establishments.
Mayor Mironov publicly praised the license holders in attendance for their demonstrated interest and concern for this important community goal: Bonnibel Burgess of TGI Friday’s; Adam Jahsag of Exit 8 Lounge; Rajvinder Nijjar of Ami & Sami, Inc.; Pat O’Brien of Hightstown Elk’s #1955 B.P.O.E.; Chintu Papaiya of East Windsor Bowl & Recreation Center; Brian Quigley of City Streets Café; Ranga Reddy of Windsor Liquors; Ryan Storrie of KRS License Holdings, LLC, and Amal Wright of Holiday Inn of East Windsor and Legends Bar and Grille.
Mayor Mironov stated, “The Township supports and is proud to promote the ‘We Check for 21’ Program, along with our licensed business partners, which is designed to heighten the awareness and prevention of underage drinking within all of our communities. There are many serious impacts to underage drinking, including many young drivers under 21 who are involved in automobile accidents have blood alcohol levels above the legal limit. The ‘We Check for 21’ Program is an excellent vehicle to bring together municipal government leaders, young people, parents, key community and school leaders, policy makers and local businesses toward a common positive community effort. We appreciate and call on all businesses and citizens to become more aware of and more involved in efforts to reduce underage drinking and enhance safety in our community.”
Mayor Janice S. Mironov issues Proclamation recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month and thanks local liquor license holders for their participation in the 2023 “We Check for 21” campaign. Pictured (from left to right) are: (front row) Chintu Papaiya, owner, East Windsor Bowl & Recreation Center; Pat O’Brien, Secretary, Hightstown Elk’s #1955 B.P.O.E.; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Amal Wright, manager, Holiday Inn of East Windsor and Legends Bar and Grille; Rajvinder Nijjar, owner, Ami & Sami Inc.; Bonnibel Burgess, manager, TGI Friday’s; (back row) Council Member John Zoller; Council Member Peter Yeager, Coordinator of the East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse; Ranga Reddy, owner, Windsor Liquors; Brian Quigley, owner, City Streets Café; Ryan Storrie, KRS License Holdings, LLC, and Adam Jahsag, General Manager, Exit 8 Lounge.