Friday, January 18, 2008

County Consumer Bowl to be held Thursday, January 22

January 18, 2008


High School students to compete at County Library Headquarters

MANALAPAN – The Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs will be hosting its annual Consumer Bowl at the County Library Headquarters on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students from Freehold Township, Marlboro and Manalapan High Schools will participate and answer questions in a multiple choice and open-ended format. The winners of the local Consumer Bowl will go on to compete in the regional and state competitions to be held in the spring.

“These students will be testing their knowledge of consumer protection,” said Pat Watson, Director of the Monmouth County Department of Consumer Affairs. “In preparing for the competition these young adults gain valuable knowledge in topics that affect their daily lives – they learn to recognize and remedy bad business practices related to fraud, deceit and misrepresentation in the sale of goods and services.

The New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl was established in 1997 to educate young adults on a variety of consumer issues.

The public is invited to watch the competition. The Press is invited to attend.

When: 9:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24

Where: Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive

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