Flamingos, Wild Wild West, baby animals, princesses and a race

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and officials at the Child and Family Support Center remind the public that the number of children being helped at the center has been increasing while grants and other donations have been decreasing.Development Director Lee Dean says, for that reason, several fundraisers are being held this month, including the pink flamingo flock campaign. For a small donation, people can request a group of 15-20 pink plastic flamingos to be placed on a yard or business. The Child and Family Support Center’s “flamingo patrol” sets up the flamingos.Dean says there is fundraising going on at the American West Heritage Center’s annual Baby Animal Days. She says tickets are also being sold for their major fundraiser, the Blue Ribbon Dinner and Auction scheduled for Friday, April 15 at the Copper Mill Restaurant. The theme for the 2011 dinner is Wild Wild West, which includes live music and dancing, live and silent auction, and with costume or elegant attire suggested. Individual tickets or a table of 10 can be purchased.A new fundraising event this year, Dean says, is the princess party on Saturday, April 16.”All princesses out in our community are invited to attend this event,” Dean explains. “It will be a lot of fun. “We have some princesses (who will be there). We have a variety of activities that we’ll hold that day. It is being held at the Riverwoods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.”Dean says among the other fundraisers in April are an Epic Shred and barbecue on April 23 at Sam’s Club and the popular Race Against Child Abuse in Wellsville on April 30.For additional information about any of the fundraising events and their costs, call (435) 752-8880 or visit

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