What they represent are the 94 victims of child abuse last year.
The pinwheels placed in the group don't total to 94. They, along with the blue ribbons that mark storefronts and trees in town, serve as a reminder for why families need to be aware of child abuse, and what can be done to stop it.
County Commissioners Kristina Warren and Nancy Fogle were on hand as Shelly Chadd of the Department of Child Services spoke to a small crowd about the damages child abuse can do to a child and his or her family.
Tammy Hunter of Head Start also spoke to the group and talked about the five supportive factors for a family: nuturing and attachment, child youth development, parent resiliance, social connections and concrete support for parents.
"Strong families need healthy communities," Hunter said.
The parents and children began to place pinwheels in front of the statue after the declaration was signed. Nearby was a sign addressing the 94 confirmed cases of child abuse in the past year.
The Putnam County Cherish the Children Committee is also planning a "Blue Ribbon Tree" event, where families, individuals or groups in town can construct a tree, or use an existing one, and decorate the tree with blue ribbons to represent something important to them.