Copperas Cove Police Department Detective Lori Hix addressed the Copperas Cove Noon Exchange Club with her job as an investigator for the police department.
Hix, who served nearly 16 years as juvenile and sex crimes investigator for the department, shared with the club how different entities are involved in crimes against children.
While she discussed the collaboration with investigation between her department and the police department as a whole, she touched briefly on the role of the county social service agency and the role the community plays in preventing child abuse.
Before Hix spoke to the group, the club’s president-elect, Dennis Ayres, thanked the organization for its ongoing commitment to the Noon Exchange Club and City of Copperas Cove’s Feast of Sharing that will take place between 6 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Civic Center.
The dinner is free and open to the public with tickets available at the Copperas Cove Senior Center, Cove House, Our Brother’s House Food Pantry, Copperas Cove Housing Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Sunshine Apartments, Boys and Girls Club and the Clear Creek Meadows office.
The club’s president, Mike Blount, also thanked Board Member John Hutchinson and club member Amy Santagate for representing the Noon Exchange Club in the planning stages for the Quad City Ride for a Child that will take place March 23. Proceeds from the rally will be donated to agencies to promote child abuse prevention.
Robert Krie, director of the Boys and Girls Club, asked the club to make a candy donation toward the Safe Trick or Treat at the Cove City Park.
He encouraged members to bring bags of candy to the next meeting. The Boys and Girls Club’s goal is to raise more than 4,000 pieces of candy for the event.
Blount also asked club members to mark their calendar with Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27.
The Noon Exchange Club of Copperas Cove will work jointly with the Exchange Club of Copperas Cove painting the curbside of the Exchange Sunshine Home.