Main Street crowded for March for a Child

Event launches Child Abuse Prevention Month through April


April 6, 2022

Benny Westcott

About 20 people participated in the Sweet Home Police Department's annual March for a Child along Main Street on the morning of Saturday, April 2.

Main Street's sidewalks may have been a little more crowded than usual Saturday morning, April 2, but it was all for a good cause.

About 20 people took part in the annual March for a Child, waving blue pinwheels and "All children matter" signs to launch Child Abuse Prevention Month. Afterward, participants were treated to a free lunch, donated by Thriftway.

Police Chief Jeff Lynn addressed attendees before the event.

"To me," he said, "the pinwheels are a symbol of hope for the children, communities, and our society." Child Abuse Prevention Month, he added, "reminds people, educates them...

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