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Exchange Club marks child abuse awareness month

POSTED: April 17, 2018 7:25 a.m.
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Left to Right: Bonnie Proctor, Wendy White (Montessori Pre-K Teacher), RHPD Chief Mitch Shores, Tera Fisher, Steven Asplund, Laura Evans, Lynn Bennett, RHPD Det. Keith Welch and Bob Mock (kneeling), accompanied by several Montessori students.

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The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill, celebrating 34 years of service to Bryan County, hosted its annual “Believe in the Blue” Child Abuse and Child Neglect Awareness project recently near the Richmond Hill Montessori School.

“Believe in the Blue”, introduced in 2007 nationally and locally, is an effort to reach families with helpful, positive parenting tips. Exchange believes parents have the power to make positive parenting choices in the lives of their children, and the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is offering some easy-to-use tips to help all parents.

“We had as our speakers at our regular meeting Bryan County Juvenile Court Judge Christy Balbo and Wendy Sims, director of the Bryan County Family Connection,” according to Exchange Club member Lynn Bennett. “They spoke on the issue of child abuse and neglect in Bryan County. Child abuse and neglect is a problem that knows no socio-economic, geographic, or racial boundaries. It can be found in all segments of our community, and is something that everyone should be aware of.”

For additional information about The National Exchange Club or “Believe in the Blue,” please visit www.nationalexchangeclub.org. Locally, interested parties may contact Child Abuse Awareness Chair Laura Evans at (912) 756-5113.

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