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Originally published: 2014-04-07 16:04:23
Last modified: 2014-04-07 16:05:08

Child abuse prevention month proclamation

WHEREAS, children are vital to our state's future success, prosperity, and quality of life, as well as being our most vulnerable assets: and

WHEREAS, all children deserve to have safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy homes and communities that foster their well-being; and

WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect is a public responsibility affecting both the current and further quality of life of a community; and

WHEREAS, parents need support and resources to cope with stress and nurture their children to grow to their full potential; and

WHEREAS, effective child abuse prevention succeeds because of partnerships created among citizens, human services agencies, service agencies; faith communities, law enforcement agencies, and the business community;

THEREFORE, I, Andy Ball, mayor of the town of Boone, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2014 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and call upon all citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, elected officials and businessman to increase their participations in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the communities in which we live. 

Andy Ball, Mayor

Kimberly S. Brown, Clerk