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Safe Rides for St. Patrick's Day starting Saturday

Bartenders to distribute ride tickets

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[March 14, 2014]  There's a safer alternative to driving for anyone who has too much to drink while celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Lincoln. Saturday through Monday, a ride home will be available to those who need it through the Safe Ride program. Safe Ride, sponsored by the Healthy Communities Partnership, is a free ride home from Lincoln drinking establishments.

"St. Patrick's Day is a holiday of celebration spent with friends and family. Oftentimes alcohol is part of the celebration. The Healthy Communities Partnership offers Safe Rides to help keep the streets safer for everyone. Our hope is that the community will remember the service is available and that bartenders will suggest it when necessary," said Angela Stoltzenburg, Healthy Community Partnerships manager.

The program now requires participants to ask the bartender for a Safe Ride ticket to receive a free ride home. The bartenders will call the cab company, A Green Cab of Lincoln, and riders will give the ticket to the driver.

Healthy Communities Partnership is a collaborative organization comprised of community agencies and private individuals striving to create the healthiest community in America. The partnership is supported by the Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation.

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For more information or for updates, like Healthy Communities Partnership on Facebook, follow the partnership on Twitter @HealthyCP, visit or call 217-605-5008.

[Text from file received from Healthy Communities Partnership]

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