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Family Safety Network to host Parade of Trees event

The Family Safety Network of Cass County announces its second annual Parade of Trees event set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hackensack.

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The Family Safety Network of Cass County announces its second annual Parade of Trees event set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hackensack.

The event will feature a silent auction of donated decorated trees, wreaths, holiday centerpieces, music, art and craft vendors and a light lunch. This is part of a year of activities recognizing 25 years of services provided by FSN.

Participants are needed. Individuals, groups and organizations are invited to participate by designing and creating a small Christmas tree, wreath or centerpiece, purchasing all supplies to create it, and then donate it to the event for silent auction. Or donate your services to decorate a tree in a place of business.

Participants can be as creative as they like from creating a traditional holiday tree/wreath/centerpiece to one that may be more modern and unexpected. There are many ways to volunteer besides creating a tree, wreath or centerpiece. People may also create and donate for the silent auction a gift basket of food, services, dinner out, gift certificates, dinner catered in winner's home, etc.

Art and craft vendors are also welcome to participate registration forms are available by contacting Barb Mann at 218-838-6058.

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All are invited to attend the event and bid on items, shop the vendors, have a light lunch and enjoy live music. FSN encourages businesses in the area to plan to bid on items, or bid on services to decorate a tree on-site at your business.

FSN's mission is to provide services and build relationships to keep all families safe. It has existed since 1993 and works with persons experiencing domestic violence to meet self-defined needs by providing information and support. They are committed to providing advocacy to victims of violence by offering: confidential personal and legal advocacy, confidential support, help in filing court documents such as orders for protections and harassment restraining Orders, accompaniment to court hearings and other appointments, safety planning, women's weekly support group, 24 Hour Crisis Line 800-324-8151, emergency transportation, public presentations for community education, and information and referral services.

Other events coming up include Rock 'n Roll to Celebrate 25 years from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the American Legion in Hackensack with live music from 7-11 p.m. by the Ramona Fritz Band; Give to the Max Day on Nov. 15; and the annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse on Dec. 6-7.

Proceeds from all fundraisers go to support FSN, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. For participant or volunteer forms for Parade of Trees, or for more information about FSN, visit www.familysafetynetwork.net , email familysafety34@hotmail.com or call 218-547-1636.

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