Pinwheels and ribbons to help raise Child Abuse Prevention Month awareness

Monday, March 31, 2014
Teacher Linda Schroeder (center) helps organize Old National Trail students Kirsten Wishmeier (right of Schroeder) and June Shaw (far right) during the annual pinwheel campaign to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Volunteers and students from Old National Trail have placed blue pinwheels on the southwest corner of the Putnam County Courthouse to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention month.

In addition to the pinwheels, the "Blue Ribbon Tree" is another way for residents to show support. Students from Old National Trail have placed two blue ribbon trees in Greencastle, one located at City Hall and the other at the Putnam County Courthouse. The Child Abuse Prevention Month Committee encourages any business or individual to participate in the blue ribbon practice.

In addition to the pinwheel and ribbon campaigns, the month of April will also feature an array of events throughout the month.

The next major event will be a candle light vigil on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Tina Cloer, of Children's Bureau Inc., will provide the keynote speech and Judge Mathew Headley give opening remarks.

For more information on Child Abuse Prevention Month events, persons may contact Cari Cox at Family Support Services at 720-1219.

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