Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'Blue Ribbon' Event Set For Thursday

Those who have driven around the Putnam County courthouse in recent days may have noticed a number of blue ribbons tied to the trees around the square. Officials say they put ribbons on those trees as part of an event on Thursday called the Blue Ribbon Ceremony of Remembrance. It is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Organizers say the ceremony is intended to bring public attention to the problems of child abuse and child neglect in the Cookeville area. Each blue ribbon, they say, signifies a victim of such abuse. According to some sources, the Blue Ribbon Campaign against child abuse originated in the spring of 1989 when Virginia resident Bonnie Finney tied a blue ribbon to her car.