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by: Debbie Williams
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) — Big Hair, bold colors are coming back to the Wharf for the ’80s themed “Girls’ Night Out” and it could make a big difference for a child that has been traumatized by, “severe physical abuse, sexual abuse or are witness to a violent crime,” says Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center therapist Amie Martin.
For more than three decades, the center, also known as the Care House, has been a safe place for kids. “A place where kids can feel comfortable anytime something bad happens,” Martin said.
About 400 kids a year walk through the halls, occupy therapy rooms. “It’s really important for children to have to tell and experience their trauma once,” Martin said. “This is an opportunity for them to do that and receive all the services they need in one place.”
BCACC is a non-profit that relies on federal funding, grants, and fundraisers like “Girls’ Night Out” to help keep the doors open. “The kids could really use anything that helps support their process,” Martin said.
So grab those parachute pants, neon blouses, and mousse your hair for the ’80s themed “Girls’ Night Out” at the Wharf, and you just might help heal a wounded child.
Totally ’80s “Girls’ Night Out” presented by South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is from 5-8 pm. The event will feature exclusive, in-store discounts, food and beverages and prizes. Dress up with friends for a costume contest and indulge in a little retail therapy, all while benefiting the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center.
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ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A pedestrian is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle on I-10 in Escambia County Thursday morning at about 6:45.
The pedestrian was struck after crossing a concrete barrier and running into the left side of the car, according to a news release from Florida Highway Patrol.
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A 34-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle on I-65 in Mobile on Thursday.
The man was pronounced dead on scene, according to a news release from the Mobile Police Department.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday.
Flames and smoke billowed from the lower floors of the 13-story building as firefighters tried to douse the blaze from the street and aerial platforms in the city of Kaohsiung. A fire department statement described the fire, which started about 3 a.m., as “extremely fierce” and said several floors had been destroyed.
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