A “Dry” Quinceañera

Phoenix House Pays for Teen’s Party to Send Anti-Alcohol Message
San Fernando Sun

There was the traditional dress, music, food, and the dance—first with the dad and then with the chambelán. And there was the toast.

Everything for a Quinceañera (the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday).

Everything except alcohol.

This was a “dry” Quinceañera. The party for a San Fernando teen was paid for by Phoenix House, a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization, under the condition that there would be no alcohol of any type. The toast was made instead with apple cider.

This was the first time the Phoenix House had sponsored such an event, and hopes to do so again next year. To read the full story, click here.