Pinwheels at Craig McDonald’s raise awareness to prevent child abuse
CRAIG — About 180 pinwheels will spend the next week spinning in front of McDonald’s Restaurant on Victory Way as a reminder that all children deserve a carefree and safe childhood.
“The number of pinwheels represents the number of children born in Moffat County last year,” said Connections 4 Kids Director Betsy Overton.
She was joined by Connections 4 Kids board members, who planted the “pinwheels for prevention of child abuse” in the lawn Tuesday afternoon. On Saturday, Connections 4 Kids will hand out pinwheels at the Children’s Festival.
The pinwheels and festival are part of The Month of the Young Child campaign, which started in 2009 in Colorado as a way to raise awareness.
In Craig, the effort is a partnership with McDonald’s, which is allowing use of the property; Northwest Rocky Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocates, which provided funding toward the purchase of the pinwheels; and Connections 4 Kids, which placed them.
“It’s a reminder that we all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect,” Overton said.
Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.
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