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Enjoying a Day in the Park
Brayden Shehane DITP 2
Duane Sherrill photos Brayden Shehane tries his hand at jump rope while enjoying the day at Greenbrook Park.
Promoting foster care and child abuse prevention, the second annual Day in the Park event was held Saturday at Greenbrook Park. With 94 children in state custody, foster care parents are desperately needed in DeKalb County as the number is not enough to meet the need. Lisa Cripps of the Drug Coalition says the reason for the high rate of children who are removed from their homes is drug and alcohol abuse.“About 85 percent of all removals are for a drug or alcohol issue involving the parents,” she said during the Saturday event.

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