Children’s Advocacy Center and City of Spencer hosting community wide Easter Egg Hunt
by Bobby Lee McCulley | March 22, 2018 10:02 am
Last Updated: March 22, 2018 at 10:03 am
The City of Spencer and the 31st Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center are joining forces once again for the annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt.
Children from the ages of 2 through 12 are invited, on March 31, to Spencer City Park for a morning of Easter festive fun. This event is sponsored by the City of Spencer, Children’s Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District, Citizens Tri-County Bank, and Caney Fork Electric Cooperative.
This year, for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, there will be a bounce house, park activities, and, of course, the egg hunt, which will be starting at 10 a.m., weather permitting.
“We are excited for all the kids to come out to Spencer City Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt,” stated Mickey Robinson, City of Spencer mayor. “There will be prizes for the most eggs collected and for the golden egg. The community is invited, and we wish everyone will come out and enjoy the day.”
Thousands of eggs will be hidden among the spring landscape of Spencer City Park. Prizes will be awarded for the golden egg and to a child with the most eggs in each of the three age groups.
“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to everyone who makes this event possible – City of Spencer, the volunteers, Citizens Tri-County Bank, and Caney Fork Electric Cooperative for sponsoring us each year and all the families who come out to take part in the fun,” said Martha Phillips, of the Children’s Advocacy Center.
This event kicks off the Children’s Advocacy Center’s participation in April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. While special recognition and emphasis is placed on the month of April, protecting children from abuse or neglect is a lifetime responsibility, according to the Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Children’s Advocacy Center offers resources so that residents can learn the signs of abuse and report suspected abuse by visiting their website at www.cac31.org or by calling the center. According to the Children’s Advocacy Center, every adult has not only a moral responsibility but also a legal responsibility to report any suspicion of child maltreatment to the Child Abuse Hotline 1-877-237-0004.
“As we embark on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we ask you to commit to protecting children from abuse not only today but every single day of the year,” added Phillips. “Learn the signs of abuse and how to prevent it, report abuse when we suspect it, seek help for those who have been victimized by it, and support efforts that help those traumatized to rebuild their lives. Then, perhaps April will be a time in which we celebrate the end of child abuse.”