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JCS Students Create Live Blue Ribbon

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.-Today marks the last day of April, which is set aside as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

To mark the efforts in West Tennessee local students showed their support in a unique way.

More than 100 students at Jackson Christian School gathered on the lawn of their campus to form a living blue ribbon each holding a candle in honor and memory of children who suffer abuse.

Members of the school's choir sang a special song to commemorate the evening.

"We felt it was important to bring this to the public's mind and also to remind our students how blessed they are if they live in a home with parents that love them and care for them," said Chris Ramey of Jackson Christian School.

The students also took up a donation at the end of the event, which will be donated to the exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Their goal is $1,000, a final count will not be available until tomorrow.