The sight of brightly colored pinwheels blowing in the breeze brings back happy memories of childhood days when no one else in the entire world was as important and special and loved as you. It is for the sake of children and building happy childhood memories that KIDS Place is promoting Pinwheels for Prevention during April for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
“We are very excited about this year's awareness campaign,” said Alisa W. Ashe, KIDS Place executive director. KIDS Place is collaborating with local businesses, churches, and other agencies to display more than 2,000 pinwheels in 48 pinwheel gardens in Franklin. "By displaying these symbols of childhood, we want to call attention to the problem of abuse in our community and encourage everyone to be a positive support for children and families." Additionally, the blue bows on lamp posts in downtown Franklin are to commemorate Child Abuse Prevention Month.