Pinwheel garden on display at courthouse as part of child abuse awareness

Published 8:27 am Thursday, April 27, 2023

In observance of National Child Abuse Awareness Month in April, leaders of Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center have placed a pinwheel garden on the lawn of the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse.

The Center will also be hosting series of educational activities about the prevalence and prevention of child abuse and their work to protect children in April.

In addition to JDC, Pinwheel gardens were placed April first at the county courthouses for each of the other counties Kids Hub currently serves Covington, Lawrence, Marion, Lamar, Forrest and Perry.

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The pinwheel became the national symbol for child abuse prevention in 2008 and was chosen by Prevent Child Abuse America as a reminder of the happy childhoods wanted for all children.

There are 33 pinwheels in JDC honoring the 33 children that have been served this year in the county, which is five more children than the previous year.

The pinwheels will stay up through the end of the month.