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Child Abuse Prevention Month Events: April 26

Pavilion A at Sue Haswell Park located at 1142 William J. Bryan Parkway in Bryan
It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference.

Everyone Has a Role to Play in Child Abuse Prevention.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

April is recognized nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month, and once again Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will partner with local law enforcement and child service agencies to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse and neglect in our community.

Bryan, Tex. – In Texas, more than 4 children die from child abuse or neglect on average every week, 176 children are confirmed victims every day, and 7 children are abused or neglected every hour. Child abuse is entirely preventable, but not without your help. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Scotty’s House recognizes this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the tragedies of child abuse and neglect, and in doing so we hope to brighten the future for generations to come. This month-long observance engages the Brazos Valley community to show support and concern for our most vulnerable citizens.

Saturday, April 26th

11:00am Dog Tired of Child Abuse Hot Dog Eating Contest

Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center and Voices for Children, Inc. CASA of Brazos Valley will once again team up to raise awareness and some funds for abused and neglected children in our community. “Dog Tired of Child Abuse” is a fun and family friendly event that allows youth in our community to be a voice for other children who need one. The event will be held at Pavilion A at Sue Haswell Park located at 1142 William J. Bryan Parkway in Bryan. Enter the contest or just come out and join the effort. Registration is open to anyone aged 5-17 years old with parental permission. All registrants will receive a goody bag with prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places in each age category. For information, contact Scotty’s House at 979-703-8813.

Art and Essay Contest: Community History, Heroes, and Heritage

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Call for original art work and essays reflecting local history, heroes and heritage: Let us celebrate the stories and traditions of local history, heroes and heritage! Students in grades K-12 throughout Region VI Education Service Center are invited to participate. Region VI's 15 counties are Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Washington.

First-place entries become part of the collection of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Download entry forms online at

Monica Lerma, 979-691-4006,

The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) 1900 Kane Street Houston, TX 77007
Texas Folklife will return to Houston with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held at MECA in Houston on Sunday, February 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: and (512) 441-9255.

Sarah Rucker,, 512-441-9255