Family Alliance members and the Centerville mayor gather Wednesday afternoon to raise awareness of child abuse in Appanoose County. From left are Shelly Hornaday, Courtney Chapman, Mayor Jim Senior, Nancy Miller, Amy Hamilton, Joyce Parker and Jami Livingston. Senior read a proclamation declaring April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Family Alliance held a cookout for a free will donation with all the money going back to the Alliance to raise awareness of child abuse. According to Alliance numbers, "On average, 100 children are abused per year in Appanoose County." The 2011 statistics for Appanoose County: "56 children aged 0-5 and 45 children aged 6-11 were abused. Appanoose County ranked #8 in Iowa for child abuse."