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Parent-child center telethon is a success

April 18, 2000

The 12th annual Parent-Child Center Telethon raised $122,069, about $4,529 more than last year.

"We are extremely happy with the results" of the April 8 telethon, said Millie Lowman, executive director at the center.

The goal of the three-hour effort on NBC-25 from 3 to 6 p.m. was to raise funds for and to improve community awareness of the center's efforts to promote a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for at-risk children and families.

The center, which was established in 1983 by the Exchange Clubs of Washington County, provides prevention programs, advocacy services and parenting workshops.

The private, nonprofit agency is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of hundreds of parents and children, supporting parents' efforts to change negative family patterns and break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse.

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A staff of professionals and trained volunteers provide family services. Community education is provided by video programs and a speaker's bureau.

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