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END ABUSE TODAY: Task force ‘grateful’ for support

November 5, 2013

Bailey Moctezuma prepares to partake of some purple ice cream at a recent Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force fundraising event. Photo contributed

COLUMBIA CITY — An initiative to create a heightened awareness of domestic violence in Whitley County saw an increased amount of support during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

“We had out greatest community participation to date,” said the task force’s founder Sherry Sausaman. “The task force is so grateful for all the restaurants who hosted a fundraising event as well as the patrons who came to eat.”

In an effort to generate money for the task force, several local eateries held E.A.T. nights -- End Abuse Today. A portion of the proceeds were donated to help the nonprofit fund its cause.

“We had five different places support E.A.T. -- Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Mancino’s, Richards and Downtown On The Square,” said Sausaman.

“As founder and representative of the Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force, I am so thankful to feel the support and community dedication in collaborating with us to raise awareness during the month of October and every day of the year.”

Other events were planned during the month that involved high school participation.

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