The event will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, June 15th in Chillicothe's Yoctangee Park.
The Chillicothe Police Department, in conjunction with a number of co-sponsors, will be honoring "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" on Saturday, June 15th in Chillicothe's YoctangeePark.
Elder abuse is not foreign to the Chillicothearea. The Chillicothe Police Department receives a number of calls regarding the issue according to Officer Bud Lytle.
"Calls can range from financial fraud, theft, physical abuse, and neglect," says Lytle.
The event will host a number of speakers, activities for all ages, and plenty of food. Topics of discussion will include abuse and neglect of the elderly as well as tips on how to identify signs of abuse.
The event will also feature a dunking tank that will offer attendees the opportunity to dunk Ross County Sheriff George Lavender, Deputy Dave Weber, Transit Director Mike Scholl, Commissioner Doug Corcoran, or Officer Bud Lytle himself.
The Awareness Day will run from to and is free and open to the public. Any money raised at the event will go toward elder abuse awareness education.
Chillicothe Police Officer Bud Lytle says there will also be food and activities for all ages. In fact, there will be a dunking tank that will feature Sheriff George Lavender, Deputy Dave Weber, Transit Director Mike Scholl, Commissioner Doug Corcoran, as well as Lytle himself. While the event, from 10am to 2pm, June 15, is free, other monies raised at the event will go toward elder abuse awareness education.