Before school released for summer, Eastfield students were treated to a cupcake party by child abuse advocates and police officers.

Eastfield Global Magnet School won McDowell County’s See Your Blue contest put on by Lily’s Place, the local child advocacy center. Eastfield students and staff wore the most blue on April 28 in support of child abuse prevention, and won the cupcake party.

“The entire school participated and surpassed all of the others schools in the county. We are proud to celebrate this overwhelming support with a cupcake party with our facility dog Leroy,” reads a news release from Lily’s Place.

Leroy is a therapy dog with Lily’s Place. He is there to comfort children who are experiencing a difficult situation. He received lots of love and hugs at Eastfield, and even got his own doggy cupcake made by Chance of Sprinkles.

Sam’s Club of Asheville generously donated over 450 cupcakes for the celebration, and has committed to supporting Lily’s Place with future projects.

“They are a business that supports the safety of children and the needs of our community,” said the news release. “We want to extend a huge thank you to them for their continued overwhelming support.”

Partners of Lily’s Place include Southmountain Children and Family Services, Southmountain Center of Excellence, Marion Police Department, McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, McDowell DSS, McDowell District Attorney’s Office, Guardian ad Litem, Juvenile Justice and SAIS program. They are all part of the Multidisciplinary Team Approach to fighting child abuse, and were on-hand to distribute cupcakes to students.

For more information on Lily’s Place, visit www.southmountain.org.