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Saturday, February 15 – Sunset Signature Series Presenter
Description: “Elizabeth Smart”
Show times: 7:00 pm
Admission: FREE
For Information Contact: Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services at 336-626-1240.

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months.

Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.

 Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by "everyday" people and the belief that hope always exists to find every missing child. 

Part of the 2020 Sunset Signature Series, this is a free event sponsored by Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau,  City of Asheboro  and Friends of the Library.

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