Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebrate! Kids First

Event Title: Celebrate! Kids First
Date: Saturday, April 18th 2009
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion. Downtown Elizabeth City
Admission: FREE
Contact: Courtney Cottrell @ Kids First (252) 338-5658
Website: www.kidsfirstcac.com

Kids First Child Abuse Treatment Center invites you to be a kid for a day! Celebrate Kids First will feature live entertainment and tons of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including Hop on Pop "bounce house," face painting, dance contests, and "Field Day" races for kids and adults! The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on-hand with "Coastie," the water-safety boat, and Elizabeth City Fire Department will be providing child car seat safety checks. The entertainment lineup will include performances be the Northeastern High School Jazz Band, Bobby Plough, Chuck Hodges, and popular E-City Band "Further Adieu". Bring a chair to enjoy music! The event is FREE and open to the public, there will be food and drinks available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Albemarle Hospital; Alliance Nissan; Gateway Bank & Trust; Frank P. Hiner, Attorney at Law; The TCOM Employees of Elizabeth City; and Hop on Pop Bounce Houses. Please come Celebrate! with us!

Kids First Child Abuse Treatment Center is a non-profit organization serving seven counties in Northeastern North Carolina. We provide counseling, medical examinations, forensic interviewing, and family advocacy for child victims of physical and sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers. A nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, Kids First served 284 new clients in 2008, while at the same time saving taxpayers over 80% versus the cost of private practitioners. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Celebrate! Kids First was created to raise awareness for Kids First's goal to give those who have been victimized the chance to reclaim their childhoods. Please join us as we celebrate the positive impact we can make on children's lives.

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