The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center has an evening of celebration and fun planned for the community at the advocacy center with a block party and open house on Friday.

“We want all of our citizens to know that child abuse victims are not silenced or forgotten through justice provided through the ECCAC,” said Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Leslie Deen. “We want to share hope in our community that we can work together to combat abuse where we live and support our victims.”

Deen has traveled to city councils across the county to proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and wants to continue advocating awareness through a family fun evening.

DJ SpinKid will provide entertainment, and the Waxahachie High School art department will display an exhibit of three large pieces in the lobby area.

“They are meant to be bright, colorful, and create interest for children who come to the center for services,” Deen said.

Other activities will also take place that includes bounce houses, music, games, food, door prizes and tours of the advocacy center.

Food will be available and provided by Chex Flo Sandwiches from Around the World, Pokey O’s Ice Cream Sandwiches and My T Sweets Snow-cones.

The free event will take place from 6—9 p.m. at the ECCAC, located at 425 E. Ross St.

“It is vital for our communities to understand the work that is done at the ECCAC, by providing family-friendly activities we can share our services to others in a way that is inviting to families and friends of the center,” Deen emphasized.

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Ashley Ford | @aford_news | 469-517-1450