March 25, 2013

The City Council recently adopted a proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. This will be held in conjunction with the national Pinwheels for Prevention® program organized by Prevent Child Abuse Utah. The city will display 192 pinwheels at the Public Safety Building during the first week of April, and residents are encouraged to display pinwheels in their yards. The Prevent Child Abuse America’s Pinwheels for Prevention campaign works to change the way the nation thinks about prevention and how people can deliver on the commitment to America’s children. As the new symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention, the pinwheel is an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve. The organization focuses on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.
“Child abuse in all of its forms is a disturbing reality from which no city is immune,” stated Mayor Gary Gygi. “We are pleased to participate in this program along with many other communities to bring awareness to this problem.”
With more than 2.3 million pinwheels distributed since April 2008 and pinwheel activities in nearly every state, Pinwheels for Prevention is taking root. More information regarding this campaign may be found online at inquiries may be sent to Jenney Rees at