This is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and the Baxter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is inviting the public to help in honoring past victims and raise awareness for the future. The week will wrap up with a special event Friday evening from 6 until 8 at the Baxter County Courthouse square in downtown Mountain Home.
Baxter County Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge says this week and Friday’s event can remind law enforcement officers and the court the critical nature of remembering those falling victim to criminal activity.
Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will introduce a proclamation for the week, and a guest speaker will address the crowd. In addition, food will be cooked and served by personnel from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, and the evening will end with a candlelight vigil.
Ethredge says in addition to reaching out to local crime victims, several other groups will be recognized.
The event is free, and there will also be activities for children. Games will be offered, and they’ll also be able to take home different materials, including coloring books.
For more information, contact Victim Assistance Coordinator Teresa Garrett at 870-425-2595.
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