Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

April 15, 2013

Ceremony to raise awareness of child abuse

April is child abuse prevention month, and the Blue Ribbon is recognized as the national symbol. It is once again the time of the year when the community is asked to increase and continue their awareness on the issue of child abuse, not only here in Cumberland County, but nationally as well.

On April 21, Cumberland County will celebrate its annual Blue Ribbon Ceremony at the Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. Doors will be open from 12:30 to 3 p.m., with the first 300 in attendance for the ceremony to receive a free meal. There will also be a car show, bounce houses, games, prizes and booths jam packed with information. A balloon release will take place at the end of the ceremony as they remember those that are victims of child abuse. Last year, 1,325 children were abused in Cumberland County.

This year’s event will be dedicated to the memory of Joyce Ferry for her many years of devoted service to children and the Cumberland County Blue Ribbon Ceremony. Ferry’s heart was always with the children through her service with the Lake Tansi Exchange Club, Imagination Library and the Blue Ribbon Event. She will be greatly missed.

In partnership with the schools, many grade school and high school students participated this year in a poster contest with the theme “Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.” Students from all over the county show their care and concern for children of abuse through these posters. All posters will be displayed at the event. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be given and presented at the event, but all who participated are winners.

Please help do your part to eradicate child abuse and attend this fun, free and informative event. Be part of the solution and make the world a safer place for the most precious, children.

If you have any questions, contact Denise Melton at 707-2273 for further information on this event.

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