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6th Annual Chick Ball raises money to combat domestic abuse

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A fun event to combat a serious issue is going on right now in downtown Jackson.  The sixth annual Chick Ball kicked off Saturday evening at Hal and Mal's restaurant.  Dozens gathered for the fun games, silent auction and local female bands.

The Jackson Free Press holds the yearly party to combat domestic violence.  The money raised Saturday will go to the center for violence prevention.  The non profit group has served eight counties in central Mississippi since the 1970s including Rankin, Madison and Hinds counties.

 "It's important to raise awareness in the community on this issue of domestic abuse and its also very important to raise funds to support the programs for the center for violence prevention," said Center for Violence Prevention Executive Direct Sandy Middleton.

"We've raised enough money to buy the center what we call a freedom van, a new mini van. We've also raised funds last year to seed a batterers prevention program," said Jackson Free Press Editor in Chief Donna Ladd.

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