Pinwheels are a reminder of child abuse victims

Child abuse is a tragedy that impacts every community in the nation.  That is one reason why the Beardstown Exchange Club observes Child Abuse Prevention Month each April.
The “Pinwheel Garden” has appeared in the past at schools, ball diamonds and parks. It is ‘planted’ on the east side of the square in Beardstown.
The blue pinwheel represents innocence and has become a national symbol for child abuse prevention. Pinwheels reflect the bright future all children deserve and are positive emblems of the effect we can have when we work together to prevent child abuse, according to the Exchange Club.


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