Alamance County, in coordination with the Exchange Club’s Family Center in Alamance, invites the public to attend the Ring Out Event on April 1st at 12:30PM at the Historic Courthouse steps, located at 1 SE Court Square in Graham, NC. During this event, representatives from Alamance-Burlington School System and the Alamance County Department of Social Services along with Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, Burlington Police Chief Jeff Smyth, and many more elected officials will be present to speak on child abuse and neglect in Alamance County. There will also be a “Ring Out” consisting of many community members and their children. Judicial District 15A Judge Brad Allen will also be one of the main speakers, and South Graham Elementary and Graham Middle School Choirs will be present and performing at the event.

The “Ring Out” is an annual event to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month (April). The ringing of the bells is symbolic of calling attention to child abuse and neglect, as well as reminding children that it is important to make noise about any maltreatment they may experience.