In the news: Zonta Club of Lebanon commemorates victims of domestic violence with courthouse lawn display

Gus Peacry | The Lebanon Reporter

Each year, the Zonta Club of Lebanon, USA, holds a campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence. As part of the campaign, the group erects a display of pinwheels on the lawn of the courthouse for 16days from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 to commemorate the lives lost to domestic violence in Boone County.

“A goal of the Zonta Club of Lebanon is to build awareness to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in our community,” Zonta Club of Lebanon member Suzanne Leeke said.

The display also includes a hotline number for victims to call. Also, there are a number of yard signs up throughout the county at homes and businesses to bring awareness to the issue that is prevalent in our society.

The central Indiana Zonta Clubs also got together to march around the Clinton County courthouse. The Lebanon club joined the Zonta clubs of Frankfort and Indianapolis and high school Z clubs of Lebanon and Frankfort to kick off the event.

A proclamation was read by Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets and Frankfort Police Chief Scott Shoemaker spoke to the group about the impact of domestic violence on families and the community.

Also, the Director of Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program from the YWCA of Greater Lafayette, Meghann Dubea, also spoke of the programs that provide domestic violence intervention and prevention services.

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