April Activities

The Fannin County Children’s Center is making plans for several celebrations and activities in the month of April. Not only will it be Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month, but April 2023 also marks the 30-year anniversary of serving children for this local nonprofit.

On Thursday, April 6, the Children’s Center will be hosting an online Spring Bake Sale. This event will be part of the 30 year celebration and funds raised will benefit all of the programs and services the center provides free of charge to victims of child abuse. Bidding will be online starting at 9 am and ending at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 6. Winners can pick up their goodies at the center on Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7:00 pm or Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. This will be a great way to pick up some sweet, homemade treats for any family gatherings planned for the Easter weekend. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods should contact Amira, Kesly or Sandy at (903) 583-4339 or info@fanninccc.org. The bidding link will be posted on the center’s website at www.FanninCCC.org and social media pages.

Friday, April 14 is Go Blue Day in Texas. It is a day to wear blue in honor or memory of victims of child abuse. The center has blue shirts available for purchase, but any blue shirt will do. The link to the online store is available on the center’s website www.FanninCCC.org and social media pages. Shirts must be purchase by 3 pm on March 28 and will be available for pick up at the Center by April 4, in time for Go Blue Day. Shirts can be also shipped for a fee.

On Thursday, April 27 the center will be hosting a 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Complex in Bonham. Doors will open at 6 pm. The evening will include a catered dinner, guest speaker Jenna Quinn and awards. As a survivor who benefited from the services of a Children’s Advocacy Center, Jenna Quinn was first asked to speak in public and share her testimony as a young teenager. Since then, she has pioneered the national child sexual abuse prevention movement since 2004. She is also an author, TED speaker, trainer, and the namesake of Jenna’s Law legislation on the state and federal level. Tickets and tables will go on sale soon. Information will be available soon on the center’s website and social media pages.

Blue Sunday is April 30. This is a day for faith communities to say prayers for victims of child abuse as well as the professionals and volunteers who serve these young victims. Ideas and free resources are available at www.BlueSunday.org.

The Fannin County Children’s Center’s mission is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. The center started serving children in 1993 with the CASA program. In 1999, the Children’s Advocacy Center was started. Over the last 30 years, other programs and services have been added to better serve victims of child abuse and to prevent abuse. To learn more, go to www.FanninCCC.org or call (903) 583-4339.

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