A large crowd of local residents participated in the 2019 Walk A Mile event that began near Roop’s Fort. File photo

Lassen Family Services hosts online Walk a Mile in their Shoes event this Saturday

Lassen Family Services, Inc. hosts the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event this Saturday, April 25.

According to a statement from LFS, “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have elected to host our event online. Online, you will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities while you continue to practice social distancing. And the webinar is completely free!”

The goal of the online event is to bring awareness to victims of crime in a supportive and fun way. April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month, and Lassen Family Services’ wants to bring an end to violent crimes and offer hope and help to victims.

The online event begins at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies — a convocation by Rick Conrad, senior pastor at Community Church, the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem and a few words from Angela Reed, LFS executive director.

A scavenger hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. — participants will need to use their phones and their Instagram or Facebook account to take pictures of items listed on the website and post them to their social media accounts using the designated hashtags.

A Royal Tea Party with the Snow Queen by Swish ‘N’ Flick Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. — participants will watch the Snow Queen make a snack, share a story, give princess lessons and teach how to properly wash our hands. There will also be a question and answer period.

Join NiNi’s Art Corner at 11:30 a.m. for a step-by-step drawing demonstration to kick your creativity into action. All levels are welcome.

At noon, participants have an opportunity to karaoke with Jessica Scrogin.

At 12:30 p.m. participants can share Denim Day Pocket Craft with Laura. Laura will help participants make a fund craft in honor of Denim Day. Make sure you have scissors, jean pocket material, fabric glue, beads, markers and fabric puff (if possible).

On April 29, people around the world wear denim in honor of Denim Day — a day which started in response to a 1988 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual.”

LFS encourages everyone to wear denim next week to remind people that being a victim is never consensual.

At 1 p.m. Jena Roof from CalFresh will share information and resources to demonstrate how to “ReThink Your Drink” recipe and create a healthy drink recipe.

Register for the Walk A Mile In Their Shoes zoom webinar at lassenfamilyservices.org.wam2020.

All of the Walk a Mile activities are online and fun for the whole family

For more information, call Carla Dollar, executive assistant at LFS or email lassenfamilyservices.org/WAM2020.