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Play It Safe Program Seeing Fewer June Bugs Than Normal

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OCEAN CITY, Md - Ocean City's Play It Safe program is in it's 25th year, helping to keep the so-called June bugs away from drugs and alcohol. High school grads visiting for beach week have been offered more than 50 free and discounted events since May 31st, including paddle boarding, mini golf, and even a wing eating contest! The program also provides free bus rides to keep the teens from driving.

Chairwoman Donna Greenwood says that this summer has actually been pretty quiet. "I don't think the number of kids are here that have been here in the past. I'm not sure what to attribute that to, other than that the economy isn't as good and people's resources are less," she presumed.

But Greenwood says that the program is in fact working. It's been years since the town has reportedly seen a graduate death due to drugs or alcohol. The program end this Tuesday the 17th.

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