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March 30, 2014

April – time to focus on child abuse prevention

Series of events this month begin Tuesday


Every Tuesday throughout April, several restaurants will help spread awareness on child-abuse prevention and some will even donate a portion of their dine-in proceeds to benefit all local “Go Blue” agencies.

Restaurants sharing their support include Shotgun’s, Mr. Jim’s Pizza, Fuzzy’s, Chili’s, Pastafina, Hogg’s Pit, Old School Pizza, Mesquite Pit and Hickey’s Dairy Queen.

Go Blue events include:

• Tuesday, April 1 – Kick-off lunch, benefitting the Child Welfare Board. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Steve Perdue Training Center, located at 300 S. Oak Ave. Orders placed by 10 a.m. can be delivered – call 940-452-0775 or 940-328-2220. A lunch plate is $5; however, larger donations are always accepted.

• Thursday, April 3 – CACPPC’s fundraiser event “Bags, Bingo and Badges” at Clark Gardens Botanical Park. Admission is at 5:30 p.m. and the fun begins promptly at 6 p.m. For information, call 940-445-7380.

• Tuesday, April 8 – At the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce and the Palo Pinto County Courthouse, CASA and Go Blue agencies will display blue pinwheels and other items that represent children from Palo Pinto County who are in foster care.

• Wednesday, April 9 – is official “Go Blue Day.” Citizens are encouraged to show support for organizations that work to prevent child abuse and help victims by wearing blue this day. Find out more by visiting, and “liking,” the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tccwb.

• Monday, April 14 – balloon release – one for each Palo Pinto County victim of child abuse – at each Mineral Wells ISD campus.

• Thursday, April 24 – Child Welfare Board’s “Stars Shine for Palo Pinto Kids” fundraiser. Local stars, including Taylor Hickey, will play at Mineral Wells High School Cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. and entertainment begins at 7 p.m. There will be appetizers, a silent auction and live auction. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call 940-328-2220.

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