The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Pinwheels offer reminder battle against child abuse

 

April 12, 2016

CODY FELKINS assists Brylee McCleary, 6, in planting a pinwheel in the pinwheel garden at Sweet Home Police Department. Bentley Delabertis, 6, watches while waiting to plant his pinwheel.

A small crowd of adults and children gathered Friday afternoon, April 8, at Sweet Home Police Department to plant pinwheels.

The event was part of Child Abuse Awareness Month and the spinning blue and silver blades, spinning in the breeze, represented happiness, health and safety for children.

“We all have a role preventing child abuse in our community, to find and create safe places for kids to grow and live in,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

Organizer Gina Riley, the police department’s community services officer, said this is the community’s fourth pinwheel garden, sponsored b...



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