Fannin County Children's Center celebrates 20 years

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BONHAM, TX -- The Fannin County Children's Center celebrated 20 years of helping area children Thursday night.

The community came out to the center to enjoy the festivities and enjoy the kids' artwork.

The Children's Center has been active in the county working to raise awareness of child abuse and help hundreds of abused and neglected kids. Executive director Sandy Barber says this is a way to thank volunteers, donors and partner agencies.

"We've done a lot of good over the years and we've really been a part of stopping the abuse and helping kids to heal and find safe places and things like that. And my hope is though that we'll continue to do this work, and that we'll continue to be supported by the community and that we'll continue for many more years to come to help kids," Barber said.

Barber says fewer cases of child abuse have been reported over the last year. But she fears the cases aren't decreasing, just fewer people are reporting them.

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