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Pinwheels planted to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 14:53:21-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Volunteers with The Villages of Indiana and Prevent Child Abuse Indiana planted 1,000 pinwheels Friday to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

According to a release provided by The Villages, the state’s largest non-profit child and family services agency, the pinwheel is a national symbol of childhood and each pinwheel represents 84 of Indiana’s 84,000 children who will be born in 2019.

“It takes action to prevent child abuse, just as it takes action to make a pinwheel move,” the release said.

The ceremony took place in the front yard of The Villages and Prevent Child Abuse Indiana headquarters at 3833 N. Meridian St.

Throughout April, the Villages will offer home pinwheel kits for $30 and business kits for $50. Proceeds will benefit child abuse prevention and education efforts.