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RI Tuxedo Shops Partner with RIDOT to get Underage Drinking Message Out

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and 14 Rhode Island formalwear shops have joined forces to discourage underage drinking during prom season. A total of 10,000 tags will be put on tuxedo hangers with the message: “Thinking of drinking this prom season? Don’t let this be your prom picture.”

“Proms should create lifelong happy memories,” said RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis. “These tuxedo tags will remind prom goers that underage drinking has serious consequences.”

Impaired driving is one of Rhode Island’s deadliest crimes. Approximately half of Rhode Island’s highway fatalities involve alcohol and speed. Nearly 10% of these involve underage drinking.

Formal wear shops approached for this campaign were eager to participate and help relay this important message.

Participating shops are:

Store Name- Contact Person - Street Address- City- Phone #

Men’s Wearhouse- Denise St. Germaine- 508 Reservoir Avenue- Cranston- 785-4444

Carl Anthony Tuxedo- Dan Harris- 1460 Park Avenue- Cranston- 942-7555

East Greenwich Formals- Al Matera- 5600 Post Road- East Greenwich- 885-5545

Ana’s Bridal & Tuxedo- Michele Linhares- 456 Warren Avenue- East Providence- 438-5940

A Formal Wear- Norma Golotto- 1305 Hartford Avenue- Johnston- 421-6060

Viking Tuxedo- John Peixinho- 957 West Main Road- Middletown- 849-2677

Jim’s Formal Wear- Denise Lemieux- 5 Woodruff Avenue- Narragansett- 789-6901

Classic Tuxedo- Steve Hall- 253 South Main Street- Providence- 272-7316

Men’s Wearhouse- Dawn Amado- 137 Providence Place Mall- Providence- 270-1988

Men’s Wearhouse- Miguel Dutra- 822 Bald Hill Road- Warwick- 827-9900

Gara’s Mens Shop- Bob Gara- 23 Washington Street- West Warwick- 828-1005

Melissa’s Bridal- Amy Ferro- 271 Post Road- Westerly- 315-0880

Celebrations Formals- June Belleville- 282 South Main Street- Woonsocket- 766-7797

Waldorf Tuxedo- Bob Quirk- 1222 Warwick Avenue- Warwick- 463-5100


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  • Release date: 05-08-2009

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