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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Pinwheel Garden to raise child abuse awareness in Carteret County

Pinwheels for Prevention

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Carteret County Department of Social Services, Carteret Children’s Advocacy Center, and Carteret County Guardian ad Litem Program will plant a pinwheel garden on the grounds of the Carteret County Courthouse in Beaufort on April 14.

A pinwheel is the symbol of child abuse prevention and reflects childhood hope, health, and happiness. Pinwheel gardens are planted in communities throughout the nation in April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The pinwheel garden will be planted in Beaufort on Thursday, April 14, at 11 a.m., followed by a community walk at 11:15 a.m. Community members and businesses can show your support by planting a pinwheel at your home or place of business and send us your photos to share on our social media. Pictures can be sent to pio@carteretcountync.gov.

For more information about preventing child abuse and neglect before it begins, visit Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina online at preventchildabusenc.org. Those needing to report suspected abuse or neglect can call DSS at 252-728-3181 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, on weekends and holidays, call the County Communications Center at 252-726-1911.

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