Lampposts decorated with blue ribbons dot the City of Valdosta, symbolizing Child Abuse Prevention Month.
And area schools, like Clyattville Elementary, handed out blue pins to
teachers Wednesday in recognition of Blue Day.
Officials say more than 700 kids were abused last year in Lowndes County alone.
"These children that are abused here in our community and throughout the U.S. need a voice," says Carly Floyd, the Blue Day committee chairwoman. "And we have to be the voice for them. So, by wearing blue today, you are standing up and saying, 'I'm going to be a voice for the child that cannot be a voice for themselves.'"
The blue ribbons cost $1 and all proceeds benefit the Children's
Advocacy Center (CAC) of Lowndes County.