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May 15, 2013

County carnival to help fight domestic violence

Gainesville — A fundraiser carnival set for early June will benefit the Abigail’s Arms crisis center and pay tribute to the month of June itself, which is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Cooke County.

Abigail’s Arms Crisis Center is hosting the “Cooke County Country Carnival” at Leonard Park in Gainesville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

The family-friendly event will offer activities for kids as well as fan favorites such as face painting, snow cones and cotton candy.

The park pavilion will be hopping with live music, and visitors are invited to visit the event’s country photo booth and pose for an old-fashioned picture.

Visitors can also buy a raffle ticket to win a handmade quilt or a sterling silver wax pedant from Kinne’s Jewelers.

The carnival was created to help raise funding for the Abigail’s Arms Shelter project and has become a signature fundraiser for the agency. This event is also an opportunity to raise awareness as to the effects of domestic violence in the community.

With the completion of the new Abigail’s Arms Family Crisis shelter on the horizon now is the time to have an open communication in ending the cycle of domestic violence. Make plans to visit Leonard Park on Saturday, June 1, and help raise funds as well as boost awareness to the overwhelming need for the new shelter and for intervention resources and related care programs.

For more information, e-mail Kfiorewatson@abigailsarms.org or call (940) 655-2873.

 

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