Pinwheels for prevention

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

The GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club continued its tradition of planting a pinwheel garden to draw attention to child abuse prevention. This year, brothers Dean and Grant Hutchins helped plant the garden at the home of their great grandmother and aunt, Dorothy and Joni Ward, in Swartz Creek. The pinwheel was adopted as the official symbol of great childhoods in 2008. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that at least one in seven children has experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, although experts advise that is likely an underestimate. About 1,770 children died of abuse and neglect in the United States in 2018, the last year for which complete data is available. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.