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Carl Perkins Center receives $18,000 check

EAST JACKSON -- A local organization that fights child abuse all across West Tennessee gets a boost for their efforts.

The Bicentennial Exchange Club, organizers of the Andrew Jackson marathon, presented the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse a check on Wednesday.

The $18,000 check was presented to officials at the vhild advocacy center located next to juvenile court. Leaders say the money is important to families utilizing their services across West Tennessee.

The Carl Perkins Center serves abused children and their families in 21 counties with offices in 18 counties.