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Child Advocacy Day on May 4
RUMFORD -- The Rumford Eagles will hold a Child Advocacy Day and fundraiser for area youth on Saturday, May 4.
Promoting and instilling quality community values in our youth is something the Eagles stand behind. Each year, the organization holds a Child Advocacy Day contest. The contest requires that local Aeries/Auxiliaries host an event in their community that teaches area youth safety, protection, prevention and other health and welfare activities.
The goal is to bring together community outlets such as police departments, fire departments, schools and the Eagles to help promote safe living.
Also during this event, they will be doing a fundraiser for participating youth groups such as the Greater Rumford Community Center, the Mexico Recreation Department, local scout troops, Mexico Police Explorers, the local school wellness team and youth sports teams.
The Rumford Eagles have been doing the Child Advocacy Day now for the past few years.
Fred Allen, Worthy President of the Eagles, noted, "Each year seems to get a little bit better and in 2011, we entered the above mentioned contest and we took first place. This award gave the Rumford Eagles a $3,000 grant, which we divided among the participating youth groups."
"We are looking for donations to be able to raffle off on our Chinese auction table or cash donations to benefit our area youth groups," he said, adding that all donations will be listed at the event with the name of the donor.