Logo contest now under way
by Rachel Davis
Mar 07, 2013 | 1717 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“Fun” isn’t usually a word that you would use to describe anything at a child advocacy center. The centers provide forensic interviews for children who have suffered physical or sexual abuse or those who have witnessed a violent crime. The work is rewarding, helpful and necessary, but rarely fun.

Yet, “fun” is exactly how District Attorney Bill Adair, who also serves as the president of the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center’s board of directors, describes the countywide logo contest to chose a logo for the CAC.

As a term of its incorporation and a requirement of the statewide CAC organization that Walker County hopes to join in the coming years, these centers must have a logo that symbolizes them and their work.

The local board of directors decided the best way to create that logo was to let it be designed by the community members the center will serve. Students at Walker County Schools, Jasper City Schools and Sumiton Christian School will design logos for the CAC.

“This is a center for children and we want the children of this county to be a part of it and feel like they are a part of it,” Adair said. “Chances are, even if they are not a victim, they know someone who is.”

Letters about the contest are being sent to the teachers and schools, as well as to the parents of the students. Included in the letters are examples of the logos used by other CACs.

“I’m sure the children in this county will come up with some wonderful, creative ideas,” Adair said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing the winners.”

One entry from each class will be turned in to the DA’s office no later than March 22 and will then be narrowed to five finalists. Those finalists will be sent to the Daily Mountain Eagle and a winner will be chosen.

The winning class will be announced on April 5 and will receive a class pizza party and free bowling sessions for the student who designed the logo.

The teacher of the winning class will also receive a free trip to Rastore Day Spa.

According to the DA’s office, there are four or five children referred to their office each week for reported abuse. These children are currently being sent to CACs outside the county, which often leads to delayed arrest and prosecution.

Anyone with questions about the center or the contest should contact Raleigh Dunham at the DA’s office at 384-7272.