Children celebrated at special day in SuperiorNo fooling, April 1 is a day set aside in Douglas County to celebrate children.
No fooling, April 1 is a day set aside in Douglas County to celebrate children.
The Douglas County Council on Child Protection sponsors the special day in April, which is observed nationwide as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Celebrate Children Day event begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County Courthouse atrium in Superior.
A “Friend of Children” Award and certificates is presented. A local first grade class presents “Hands Are Not for Hitting” and event sponsors and members of the Council on Child Protection plan to attend. Snacks and beverages will be served.
The goal of this project to heighten community awareness of child abuse prevention, and to encourage child safety through the “Celebrate Children” initiative, by distributing information to all Douglas County children.
The council exists in part to encourage child safety in the community. Council members include the Superior Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Douglas County Department of Health & Human Services, District Attorney, Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Douglas County Information and Referral Service, and Douglas County and Superior school districts.