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The Board of County Commissioners is happy to proclaim the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  We understand that every child deserves a promise of love and protection.  During the month of April, the Florida Department of Children and Families, along with faith-based and community and business partners, will be engaging communities to renew a commitment to break the cycle of neglect and violence.  If you would like to become involved, please contact the Florida Department of Children and families in your area.

 Commissioner Hahnfeldt below presenting the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclomation.

Child Abuse Prevention
The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the months of April and May 2015 as "Sumter County American Cancer Society Relay For Life Months".  The Relay for Life of The Villages will be held on April 24, 2015 at New Covenant United Methodist Church and The Sumter County Relay for Life will be held on May 1-2, 2015 at the Sumter County Fairgrounds.  All citizens are encouraged to participate and show your support.  Relay for Life raises funds to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back!