Blue Ribbon Walk set May 14

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Pinwheels are placed in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse for the 500 child abuse referrals reviewed by Junior’s House and Child Protective Investigative Team this year.

Pinwheels are placed in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse for the 500 child abuse referrals reviewed by Junior’s House and Child Protective Investigative Team this year.

Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center’s Board of Directors and staff of Junior’s House announce the upcoming walk to be held on Wednesday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. at Stone Bridge Memorial Park in Fayetteville.

State Sen. Jim Tracy and State Rep. Pat Marsh will be this year’s grand marshals for 10th Annual Blue Ribbon Walk.

Nationally, April is known as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Pinwheels that are placed in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse represent 500 child abuse referrals reviewed by Junior’s House and Child Protective Investigative Team this year.

Blue ribbons will be hung around town to remind everyone of the harmful effects of child abuse. According to the National CASA website, 1,900 children are abused every day in the United States and four of them will die.

Last year there were over 1,500 reports of child abuse or neglect in the 17th Judicial District. The 17th Judicial District is comprised of Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Bedford counties and is the service area for Junior’s House. Over 500 of these children received free services from Junior’s House.

Junior’s House needs your help. You can make a huge difference in the life of a child. Junior’s House accepts donations and walkers at any time, including the day of the walk. For additional information please call Crystal Guess, director of Junior’s House, at (931) 438-3233.

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