Taking to the streets to combat abuse

March, pinwheel event kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month


April 5, 2023

Benny Westcott

Walkers on 22nd Avenue participate in the annual March for a Child on April 1.

About two dozen people participated Saturday morning, April 1, in the annual March for a Child along Main and Long streets.

The event kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Prior to the march, participants planted blue pinwheels outside the Sweet Home Police Department as part of a larger public initiative to turn Sweet Home blue, encouraging people to report suspicious circumstances and possible abuse.

ABC House, the children's advocacy center for Linn and Benton counties, recorded its busiest year in 2022. The organization served 833 children: 633 from Linn County and 77 from Sweet H...

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