Penn State Bars Will Not Sell Alcohol on Feb. 23

Will be paid $5,000 each by a partnership in an attempt to stop binge drinking on "State Patty's Day"


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A town-gown partnership that for more than a decade has been united against high-risk drinking is employing new tactics to keep downtown State College alcohol-free on what has become known as "State Patty's Day."

An agreement has been reached with downtown State College taverns and restaurants to halt the sale of alcohol on Feb. 23, the date set for this year's State Patty's Day, an event created by students six years ago. Establishments will still offer food and non-alcoholic drinks, maintaining downtown's appeal for responsible visitors. 

H/T John Binns