An area organization is holding an event to raise child abuse awareness across the South Plains.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains will hold the “Stand up for Kids” event on Saturday, April 5th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The free event will be held at Leroy Elmore Park, located at 66th Street and Quaker Avenue, near South Loop 289.

Live music and food will begin at 11 a.m., and the formal Stand begins at noon.

During the stand, all participants stand together, and each person will hold a sign signifying the age and gender of a child victim of abuse. The group plans to create a living representation of the 525 children who received services from the agency in 2013.

Live entertainment will be provided by Thu Garzas. Bikers Against Child Abuse will have a motorcycle display and information,

The center will provide free hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, and drinks. Every child present with an adult is eligible to enter in a drawing for one free bicycle to be given away at the event.

Event t-shirts will be available, and raffle tickets are available as well, with first prize being two Anywhere Southwest Flies Round-Trip Vouchers. Second prize is a $250 Visa gift card, and third prize is a $100 Visa gift card.

The group’s website is