Child abuse prevention events set

Published 11:33 am Friday, April 8, 2011

Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center has events through April to bring awareness to child abuse.

The chapter is planning a Vision of Hope Assembly at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Bowmar Elementary School Auditorium, said CAP Center executive director Erma Driver.

“It is going to be a little on the somber side, people need to know abuse and neglect still exist,” Driver said.

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Speakers will be Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield and state Rep. George Flaggs.

Blue Ribbons will serve as reminders of victims.

Other events will include a Rally Against Abuse at Bovina Elementary School at 12:15 p.m. April 20. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 the center will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Art Park at Catfish Row.