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2009-04-16 / Community News

Pennies for Prevention

Pictured above are some of the members of the Lee County Welfare Board. They are (left to right) Marilyn Hansberger, Ky Walker and Kim Washington. The Welfare Board helps the children of Lee County who are in foster care and who need various necessities, including clothes, school supplies and emergency assistance. Pictured above are some of the members of the Lee County Welfare Board. They are (left to right) Marilyn Hansberger, Ky Walker and Kim Washington. The Welfare Board helps the children of Lee County who are in foster care and who need various necessities, including clothes, school supplies and emergency assistance. April is Child Abuse Awareness month and the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards of Lee County has placed counter-top receptacles at several area businesses to help involve the community in raising money for "Pennies for Prevention".

Over 70,000 children were confirmed abuse victims in Texas while 223 Texas children died from abuse and neglect in recent years. The Lee County Board is de- signed to provide our community children with emergency assistance, clothes, Christmas presents, food, birthdays, school supplies and other needed programs.

We can all help raise money for the needs of the children in Lee County who are in protective services by putting our change, and dollars, in the table-top receptacles found in these area businesses: Round Top State Bank, economic what look from been downturn continue of Washington, responsible, heal Woodson's Lumber and Peterson's in Lexington; Ace Hardware, Lee County General Store, Hunans and First National Bank in Giddings; and at Prosperity Bank and Barefootz Grocery in Dime Box.

Donations can also be made by contacting Kim Fritcher at 512- 217-3027. Look for the Lee County Welfare Board booth at Lexington's Homecoming the first Saturday in May.

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