lists activities for child abuse prevention month
March 27, 2009 | LEWISTON -- Mayor
Kelli Field signed a proclamation declaring April 2009
to be Child Abuse Prevention Month and "encourages
all citizens to actively help protect our children and
work to create strong families within this community."
Field said in this proclamation that
"Lewiston City’s greatest asset is our children.
All children deserve to grow up in a safe and nurturing
environment to assure they reach their full potential."
Lewiston is supporting these efforts
by publicizing and promoting all public events that
the Child and Family Support Center (CFSC) is hosting
this month. The events include the Blue Ribbon Benefit
Dinner & Auction, the Race Against Child Abuse, Flamingo
Flocking, and the Blue Ribbon Campaign.
"My favorite part about
the Child Abuse Prevention Month is that I love seeing
the community getting involved and that this issue is
important to other people and not just us," said
CFSC employee Ashlee Cragun.
The Blue Ribbon dinner and auction
will take place April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Copper Mill
Restaurant. The Race Against Child Abuse will be from
9:30-11 a.m. on April 25 at the Wellsville City Center.
Lewiston will be distributing Blue Ribbon Campaign information
along with all other fundraiser information in the city
All citizens are encouraged to wear
or post blue ribbons to encourage awareness and make
Field stated in the proclamation,
"It is important for all citizens of Lewiston city
to become more aware of child abuse and the critical
need for prevention within their respective neighborhoods