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Child Abuse Prevention Walk to Courthouse

(La Porte, IN) - A show of support for victims of child abuse will occur in La Porte on Thursday at the parking lot at La Porte First Methodist Church at 1225 Michigan Avenue


Participants at 5:30 p.m. will walk in a group down Indiana Avenue to the courthouse, where community leaders such as La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody will speak.


Also scheduled to speak are Dr. Tammy Button, Executive Director of Dunebrook, and Family Advocates Chief Executive Officer Jackie Dermody.


Everyone is encouraged to wear blue as a symbol of Child Abuse Prevention Month, recognized with similar activities and events nationwide throughout April.


After the speeches, everyone will return to the church for a light meal and community fellowship. The program will take place inside the church in inclement weather.


People in attendance will also have the opportunity to learn about and connect with the services they might need.


The 10th annual walk aims to raise awareness about child abuse in hopes of reducing it and helping victims.  

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