April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and local organizations working to prevent child abuse have used the time to shine a light on the problem. A Child’s Voice Advocacy Center had a daily drawing giving away donated prizes and had the county and each city sign a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the different jurisdictions.
As the month nears an end, Walton County Adoptive/Foster Prent Association is having its annual Ride Against Child abuse. The ride begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 and the event will continue until 3 p.m. – rain or shine. It begins at Walton County DFCS at 300 Ga. Ave #100 (next to the Walton County Government Building and courthouse on Hammond Drive.) Pre-registration is $20 and on-site registration is $25. There also will be door prizes, raffles and other fun activities for the family. For information and to register, contact either Donna Maughon at 770-361-1876 or Zena Horne at 678-858-7944.