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Raising awareness for sexual assault, child abuse

April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Month.

Published on April 12, 2016 5:18PM

Gathering in downtown John Day, about 70 people joined in a short walk during a candlelight vigil Friday to mark Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Month. The event was organized by Heart of Grant County and CASA representatives, including Heart’s executive director Shelly Whale and CASA executive director Tracey Blood.

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Gathering in downtown John Day, about 70 people joined in a short walk during a candlelight vigil Friday to mark Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Month. The event was organized by Heart of Grant County and CASA representatives, including Heart’s executive director Shelly Whale and CASA executive director Tracey Blood.

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Tyler Blood, McKeely Miller and Kristin Cantrell recite “The Fence or the Ambulance” by Joseph Malins at the candlelight vigil Friday in John Day. The event, organized by Heart of Grant County and CASA representatives,  brought attention to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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Tyler Blood, McKeely Miller and Kristin Cantrell recite “The Fence or the Ambulance” by Joseph Malins at the candlelight vigil Friday in John Day. The event, organized by Heart of Grant County and CASA representatives, brought attention to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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Grant County Deputy District Attorney Matt Ipson and his wife Mandy, along with dozens of other Grant County residents, “plant” pinwheels in downtown John Day as a symbol of child abuse prevention.

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Grant County Deputy District Attorney Matt Ipson and his wife Mandy, along with dozens of other Grant County residents, “plant” pinwheels in downtown John Day as a symbol of child abuse prevention.

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