Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center hosts Easter egg hunt Tuesday

Published 3:00 am Friday, March 27, 2015

The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 5 p.m. Tuesday at 118 West Orange St. All children ages 12 and under are invited. A parent or responsible adult over the age of 18 should join the fun of the hunt with each child.

Members of Kappa Delta Sorority at Troy University will assist with the hunt.

Temeka Teague, CAC intervention program director/family advocate, said an Easter basket is all the children need to bring.

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The Easter Bunny will bring and hide the eggs, and the CAC will serve light refreshments, she said.

“April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center has several events and activities planned for all the counties we serve – Pike, Barbour, Bullock and Coffee,” Teague said.

“Our Blue Ribbon Drive is underway, and we encourage all local businesses and individuals to support the efforts to prevent child abuse by placing a Blue Ribbon at their business or their home.”

The Blue Ribbons are reminders of the bruised and battered bodies of thousands of children who suffer the abuse of family members and others close to them.

In formation provided by the United States Department and of Health and Human Services reported that in the year 2013 in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, an estimated 679,000 children were victims of child abuse, and 1,484 died as a result of abuse or neglect.

The Pike Regional CAC also has Child Abuse Prevention Month T-shirts for sale. The shirts come in sizes from youth small to 4X. The short sleeve shirts are $14, and the long sleeve shirts are $15 each.

The Blue Ribbons and the T-shirts are available at the Pike Regional CAC or by calling 334-670-0487.

At noon on April 6, the CAC will host its 2015 Proclamation Day Service.

“The featured speaker for Proclamation Day will be Tajuan McCarty, who is the founder of The WellHouse in Leeds, Teague said. “The WellHouse is a non-profit, faith-based and Christ-centered agency dedicated to rescuing women from sexual exploitation/human trafficking. Tajuan McCarty has experience in social work, community outreach and as a consultant on women’s issues.”

Teague said April will be a busy month as the CAC puts child abuse prevention at the forefront of the communities it serves.

But parents are reminded that the Easter Bunny will be at the CAC on Tuesday and all kids ages 12 and under are invited.

“Just bring a basket and enjoy the fun of hunting eggs at Easter time,” Teague said.