The Fannin County Children’s Center sponsored an Instagram Challenge as part of Child Abuse Awareness in April.
Weekly winners who won blue t-shirts with the slogan “No Excuse for Child Abuse” included Mary Karl, Pamela Neighbors, Shelia Gibbs, Sherry Capehart and Cassidy Barber. Grand Prize winners included $100 for Jacinta Harris, $75 for Pamela Neighbors, $50 for Mary Karl and $25 for Sherry Capehart.
Each day of April, participants who posted photos to fit the theme of the day and included #noexcuse and tagged @fanninccc earned one entry into the drawings. For each photo that included the slogan “No Excuse for Child Abuse,” the participant got an extra entry into the drawings.
Pamela Hagerty-Martin has sponsored the cash prizes. The mission of the Children’s Center is promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children. Programs include CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center and child abuse prevention.
Free prevention classes for adults are scheduled for the summer. Several Fannin County children in foster care currently do not have a CASA volunteer to advocate for them. The next CASA volunteer training class will start June 21.