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Child Abuse Awareness events planned for April


March 28, 2018

PARTICIPANTS in last year's Walk a Mile for a Child carry blue balloons as they head away from the Police Department. This year's event will be on April 7.

The Sweet Home Police Department is asking the community to join in supporting efforts to promote the prevention of child abuse during April, Child Abuse Awareness Month.

"We're having a pinwheel event here on (Saturday), April 7," said Community Services Officer Gina Riley. "We're planting a pinwheel garden here at 11 a.m."

After the planting and a short program, SHPD will host "Walk a Mile For a Child."

Moms, kids, business owners, school teachers, grandparents and friends are invited, Riley said. Participants will be escorted by SHPD on a walk to Safeway and back. Participants are enco...

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