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County commemorates efforts to end child abuse

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The pinwheel serves as a symbol for awareness of child abuse.The pinwheel serves as a symbol for awareness of child abuse.GROVETON — Advocates for the prevention of child abuse gathered at the County Courthouse April 11 to continue to fight against child abuse, and to recognize the agencies that come together to help put an end to the tragic part of life.

Along with county officials and law enforcement agencies, representatives included the Child Welfare Board, Trinity County Child Protective Services, Kalin’s Center, CASA and the Family Crisis Center of East Texas.

Former County Judge Doug Page read a proclamation passed the same in Trinity County Commissioners Court, and a representative from Kalin’s Center talked about their organization and gave an update. County Attorney Colton Hay and District Attorney Benny Shiro both discussed the work their offices do to combat child abuse, and Mike Loftin, a county commissioner and pastor, led the group in prayer.

Also attending the event were County Judge Danny Martin, commissioners Steven Truss and Tommy Park, Tax Assessor/Collector Nancy Shanafelt, Kristen Raiford, Sheriff Woody Wallace and department, Treasurer Orrin Hargraves, constables Lawrence Adamick and Mark Cole, along with county staff and other members of the community.

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