Children’s Aid Society Celebrates 100 Years with Author of ‘the Shack’

The Children’s Aid Society of Southern Pennsylvania District is marking April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and also its 100th birthday. The society was started on April 9, 1913.

To mark the occasion, the Children’s Aid Society is holding a benefit event titled “An Evening with Author Wm. Paul Young” on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Brubaker Auditorium of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Advance tickets are $25 for adults, or $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $30. Limited availability tickets to attend a pre-lecture reception with the author cost $500.

Paul Young, author of “The Shack” and “Cross Roads,” was abused physically, sexually, and emotionally as a child, notes an announcement. “His books embody the great loss he experienced and his roads to healing.” Valerie Pritchett of Harrisburg’s ABC 27 News “Live at Five” will join Young on stage as interviewer.

Supporters of the event include the ARK Foundation, the Wolf Organization, York Jaycees, Sunnyside Antiques, Final Focus Productions, John’s Pizza Shop, Highmark Blue Shield, Douglas Miller Construction, York Traditions Bank, Anderson Family Chiropractic, and Farnham Insurance.

For more information go to or call 717-624-4461. A brochure about the event is online at . Order tickets from,_Author_of_The_Shack.html .

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