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Exchange Club marks beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month by turning fountain blue

If you drive by the fountain in downtown Statesboro this month, you will notice that it has turned blue! This is part of the Statesboro Exchange Club's effots to raise awareness and support for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
President Rhonda Busby adds blue dye to the fountain

The Statesboro Exchange Club celebrated the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention month at Triangle Park in downtown Statesboro on Monday, April 1. The club's efforts are to raise awareness and support in our community for Child Abuse Prevention month.

The National Exchange Club officially adopted the prevention of child abuse as its National Project in 1979. Through participation in Child Abuse Prevention Month each April, clubs across the country work with government agencies, local and national partners, and their communities to draw awareness about the prevention of this social crisis.


During the kickoff, the club presented agencies with Certificates of Appreciation, Time-out Teddy Bears, Blue Ribbons for Prevention, and lunch. The fountain was dyed blue as a visually impactful way to spread awareness in our community.

Statesboro Police Chief Mike Broadhead and Rhonda Busby

This year, the Exchange Club recognized the following agencies: Safe Haven, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, Statesboro Police Department, Bulloch County Department of Children and Family Services, PCA Bulloch County, Child Advocacy Services SEGA, Inc., The Teal House, Ogeechee Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Pineland, Bulloch County School Social Worker Department, Fostering Bulloch, and Roosevelt's Character Development Learning Center.


The Exchange Club will host its annual Community Picnic on April 13, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. More details will follow on Grice Connect.