CPS board offers Pinwheels for Prevention

The Red River Sun/Bev Odom Multi-colored pinwheels spin in the April 1 breeze before Child Protective Service board members Tammy Rodriguez, left, Saunna Blacksher and Gina Harris place the symbols in the flowerbed of Collingsworth County Courthouse. The array of pinwheels will be displayed throughout the month of April to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

The Red River Sun/Bev Odom
Multi-colored pinwheels spin in the April 1 breeze before Child Protective Service board members Tammy Rodriguez, left, Saunna Blacksher and Gina Harris place the symbols in the flowerbed of Collingsworth County Courthouse. The array of pinwheels will be displayed throughout the month of April to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.

WELLINGTON — In partnership with The Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center in Amarillo, Child Protective Service (CPS) board of Collingsworth County is selling colorful pinwheels during the month of April in observance of Child Abuse Awareness month.

“The board asks that these pinwheels be displayed in yards of individuals and businesses during the month of April in memory of children who have been abused or neglected in Collingsworth County,” said Saunna Blacksher, CPS board chairman.

The eight-inch-wide pinwheels with an 18-inch fiberglass stem sell for $6 each and can be purchased from any board member.

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