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FPST concludes awareness week with walk, Earth Day

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The Fallon Shoshone Paiute Tribe celebrates Earth Week on Saturday at Oats Park with displays and information booths.
Steve Ranson / LVN

The Fallon Shoshone Paiute Tribe concludes a week of awareness and volunteering with its 19th annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk and Earth Day at Oats Park on Saturday.

According to the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, residents and community members who want to bring attention to child abuse will walk from Oats Park to Fox Peak Station. Earlier this month, Churchill County Social Services and other agencies conducted a ceremony at Millennium Park as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The FPST encourages residents and guests to be part of their annual walk and then to enjoy Earth Day activities. The walk begins at 9 a.m. preceded by registration at 8:30 a.m.

Individuals, families and other groups will start their walk from the southwest part of Oats Park to Fox Peak where they’ll plant pinwheels in a grassy area facing East Williams Avenue to honor all children who were victims of abuse.

During the year, FPST’s Youth and Family Services participates in informational events such as health fairs and other walks as well as handling incidences involving elder abuse and other crisis intervention.

Vendors representing local and out-of-area agencies will set up at Oats Park in a day of celebration that runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Many displays educate visitors about the land and environment, and vendors will offer raffles, games, activities, local artists and crafters and food.