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Child abuse targeted by activities
LIVINGSTON – As part of the National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, a number of activities are planned to help bring awareness to both the national and local problem The activities kicked off Monday with the placing of gold stars in front of the Polk County Courthouse. Each local Child Protective Services (CPS) confirmed case of child abuse or neglect is represented by a star placed in front of the courthouse. April 9 will be Go Blue Day and the public is asked to wear blue. At noon, Polk County Judge John Thompson will be signing a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at the courthouse gazebo. Childrenz Haven officials have invited the public to join them for the event. On April 19, the Polk County Criminal District Attorney's Office and the Alabama- Coushatta Tribe of Texas are hosting a 5K and 10K Superhero Dash at the reservation located off Highway 190 east of Livingston. Childrenz Haven will host a superhero calendar art contest on April 21 that is open to children ages 4 – 18. Submissions are due between now and April 21. April 27 will be Go Blue Sunday for area churches and organizers are asking that congregations join us in wearing blue and praying for the child victims.