Youth Council Urges Apple Harvest to be Smoke Free

The Apple Harvest is an adored festival in Southington that brings thousands of locals to the center of town to enjoy fritters, rides and other activities. However, many complaints — just about the only complaint about the fall gathering is when people smoke cigarettes! Sure, the Apple Harvest is an outdoor activity but second hand smoke effects many passerbys, especially children.

The Apple Harvest is an adored festival in Southington that brings thousands of locals to the center of town to enjoy fritters, rides and other activities. However, many complaints — just about the only complaint about the fall gathering is when people smoke cigarettes! Sure, the Apple Harvest is an outdoor activity but second hand smoke effects many passerbys, especially children.

The Youth Council decided to do something about these complaints because they too, weren't happy about waiting in line for a ride and ending up smelling of smoke. The students put up posters all around the festival on Friday October 4, 2013 that recognizes the area as a smoke-free zone. It encourages people to support the community and keep our kids safe.

Thank you for keeping the Apple Harvest a non-smoking area! Enjoy the festival!