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Kalin's Center to hold steak and stomp
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TRINITY — Kalin's Center is holding their annual fundraiser 'Steak & Stomp' (Stomping out child abuse) on Saturday, April 5 at the Trinity Community Center starting at 5 p.m. The night will feature a silent and live auction as well as a cake auction. Also featuring a steak dinner, by the well-known Bobby Sam Harkins. Two major supporters of the Kalin's Center will be honored on April 5, Marlin and Virginia Hughes as well as Charlie and Brenda Westbrook. The Kalin's Center is a non-profit children's advocacy center serving Houston and Trinity Counties. When a child is abused in any way, the Center is there from beginning to end. The Center provides a safe environment for children to tell their story to a specially trained forensic interviewer. Armed with this information, law enforcement begins its investigation. During this time, as throughout the process, the Center ensures that the family is aware of what will happen next. The Center also ensures that other needs of the victim are met, by assisting with, and in some instances, paying for counseling for the child victim. This type of service continues for the victim throughout trial and after. The Center has provided these services for over 350 children in the past five years. The Center is supported in large part by two major fundraisers annually, one in Trinity County and the other in Houston County. The money raised through the fundraisers goes to providing much needed services to those that are affected by child abuse. With the help of the Kalin's Center, Trinity County has enjoyed several successful prosecutions including a sentence of 218 years and one for 120 years in 2013. The public is encouraged to help sponsor the event contact 936-545-9455 for more information.