April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month by The Children’s Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In recognition of this, Madison County Children’s Services held its 6th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Carnival April 12 in the Coughlin Community Center and Eby Youth Center at the Madison County Fairgrounds, London.
Nearly 20 wellness and mental health organizations came together to put on the carnival as a way to raise awareness about child abuse prevention and to educate community members on the many services available in times of crisis. Children and their families enjoyed a wide array of fun activities.
Canal Winchester - Covering Canal Winchester and entire Canal Winchester School District.
South - Covering all of Obetz and Hamilton Township.
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Grove City - Covering all of Grove City and Commercial Point.
Westside - Covering Lincoln Village, Prairie Twp., Westgate, Galloway.
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Philip F. Daubel - Publisher & General Manager
Doug Henry - Advertising Manager, Columbus
Jim Durban - Office Manager, Madison
Kathy Truban - Classified Manager
Rick Palsgrove - Managing Editor
Paulette Devoe - Production Coordinator