Tips for a safe Oktoberfest celebration

With all of the festivities in La Crosse this weekend, the Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition has tips to stay safe.

A shuttle service is offered in La Crosse between the north and southside festgrounds and area hotels.

A designated driver program is also offered at both the north and southside fest grounds.

If you choose to drink, you are reminded to do so responsibly.

“It’s important to remain a role model for our community and be responsible and that’s especially important for our youth,” said Gayla Novotney, Intern with the La Crosse County Health Department.

The CDC defines heavy alcohol consumption as an average of more than 2 drinks per day for men and an average of more than one drink per day for women.