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4-H ‘healing tree’ at courthouse to honor child abuse victims


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The Lincoln County 4-H Youth is asking for assistance in creating a community healing tree.

According to the press release, the tree, located on the Lincoln County courthouse lawn, will honor those who have been impacted by child abuse.

Youth members are asking the community to knit or crochet a colorful strip to adorn the tree. Each strip should be approximately 31 inches long and six to twelve inches wide. Participants may use any stitch work of their choosing.  The 4-H Youth are asking participants to deliver their healing tree contribution to the Lincoln County 4-H Office on 115 W. Main Street between March 17 and April 11.

“Each strip will be wrapped around the tree in representation of every unique, precious and worthy victim,” the press release stated.

Members of the 4-H Youth plan to dedicate the tree on Thursday, April 17 on the Court House Lawn.

The healing tree project is part of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse’s Child Abuse Awareness Month. Those interested in learning more about the project and this organization should contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension at (704)-736-8458.



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