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Zero Proof Mix Off celebrates 17th annual non-alcoholic drink competition

Posted on: November 5, 2018

On Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Conference Center for Lorain County’s largest holiday party with a purpose. The Zero Proof Mix Off is a non-alcoholic drink competition that annually draws hundreds of local residents for delicious drinks, live music, prizes, and more. Come and taste delicious non-alcoholic drinks mixed by local agencies and organizations, then take a recipe book home and mix your own zero-proof drink. No cost to attend. 

"This event provides a chance for each of us to be part of the conversation to increase awareness of sober driving," said David Covell, MPH, RS, health commissioner at the Lorain County Public Health. "Behaviors and culture must shift in order to create safer roadways in Lorain County, and holiday parties are a great place to start."

In 2017, 90 crashes in Lorain County involved alcohol and 12 people died in alcohol-related crashes. The Zero Proof Mix Off reminds friends and family to serve zero-proof options at parties and events, and to always make plans for a sober ride home.

The Safe Communities Coalition puts on the Zero Proof Mix Off as part of their mission to prevent and reduce injuries and deaths on Lorain County roads. The Coalition has worked towards this goal for over 25 years, and includes members from businesses, law enforcement, the OVI Taskforce, healthcare, and residents.