Several agencies in Stone County who make up the Healthy Families Task Force recently took part in an event to combat child abuse and "Celebrate Family."
Those agencies included OACAC, Parents as Teachers, the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center, Stone County Health Department, Stone County Prosecutor’s office, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), the Southern Stone County and North Stone Northeast Barry County fire protection districts.
Each agencies table, which were placed around the front of the town square in Galena, featured interactive activities, such as educational games about safety, free bike helmet fittings, and samples of healthy snacks.
Some Stone County elected officials grilled hot dogs for the dozens of children, families and county dignitaries who attended
Event organizer Zana Schafer says an eight year-old boy who arrived at the event on his bike with an ill fitting helmet left the event with a new helmet provided by one of the agencies.