Cross Timbers Family Services held their annual “Paint the Town Blue” and “Stop the Silence” events on April 16, 2015. Community members and local businesses, including Texas Bank, SPARD, Cross Timbers Orthopaedics and First Financial Bank, participated in the “Paint the Town Blue” event by wearing their Blue Child Abuse Awareness shirts and spreading the word throughout the community that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
That evening, the 3rd annual “Stop the Silence” event was held at the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame Plaza. This event is held as a rally against child abuse, sexual abuse and other violent crimes. The balloons released following the march represented a child abuse survivor from our area in the past year. Sponsors of the events included Cross Timbers Family Services, CASA for the Cross Timbers Area, Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center, Erath County Juvenile Probation, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Stephenville Police Department, Erath County District Attorney’s Office, Boy Scouts, JR High Choir, Tarleton Women’s Basketball Team, and Erath County Court at Law.
To find out more or to purchase your Stop the Silence t-shirt for the 2016 events, email stopthesilenceErathCo@gmail.com.
Photos provided by Cross Timbers Family Services