Jacksonville, N.C. The third annual Children’s Carnival hosted by the North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Judicial District 4, will take place Friday, April 20th at the Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville, N.C.
The carnival will kick off at 6 p.m. with fun games and activities for the whole family. Local performances by Diana’s Dance Academy, Hot Hula Fitness and a DJ will be onsite to provide entertainment.
Last year, the event brought nearly 400 participants and the number is expected to increase this year. The goal of the Children’s Carnival is to bring a fun family event for families to enjoy and spread the word about child abuse prevention awareness throughout the community.
“There will be raffles for brand new bikes and dozens of other prizes,” said Jessica H. Williams, GAL event coordinator. “We will also be having key leaders from the community speak briefly throughout the event about child abuse prevention. The event will end with a candlelight vigil to remember all the children that have been lost to child abuse.”
We would like to encourage your participation and help spreading the word about this great community event that supports the GAL program and it’s mission of providing advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in the state court system and to work expediently toward a plan that ensures these children are in a safe, permanent home.
About Guardian Ad Litem
The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program is a services division of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, and a member of the National CASA Association. Throughout North Carolina, the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program seeks to serve the best interests of thousands of children who find themselves the subjects of court cases. GAL volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for the best interest of a child who has been abused, neglected or abandoned. GAL serves over 15,000 children a year.