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Davis Journal

Bowman’s Market hosts Communities that Care event

May 06, 2021 01:27PM ● By Tom Haraldsen

Adelle Morton, left, was the winner of the Teen Speaker Contest and will be a youth representative against under-age drinking. Posing with her are Layton Mayor Joy Metro and Police Chief Allen Swanson, with Layton Councilwoman Dawn Fitzpatrick getting their photo.

KAYSVILLE—Members of the new Layton chapter of Communities that Care, along with city officials, gathered at Bowman’s Market on Saturday. The popular Kaysville grocer was chosen to host the event in commemoration of the store’s 20th anniversary of the day it stopped selling alcohol and tobacco products.

Among those speaking were members of the Parents Empowered organization, which works to combat underage drinking, Layton Mayor Joy Petro, and Adelle Morton, winner of the Teen Speaker contest. Attendees and store customers also enjoyed goodies from the Bowman’s bakery.

“We’re working with four or five different areas of Davis County to form CTC groups,” stated Alysa Stuart, a member of the CTC Layton group in an earlier interview with the Davis Journal. “Our efforts are to reach community stakeholders helping with fostering prevention efforts for youth, to help them avoid the use of alcohol.”

Both CTC and Parents Empowered praised the management of Bowman’s for their decision in 2001. Sales of those banned products are a sizable portion of any food retailer’s revenue. But store owners were, and still are, committed to the health of the community.

CTC is working in a number of areas of Davis County on forming groups of volunteers to help with their education and prevention programs.