Prevent Child Abuse M.C. pin wheelsDiane Fisher, representing Prevent Child Abuse Marshall County appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners on the 20th seeking permission to place pinwheels on the Court House lawn and conduct a small ceremony on April 7th.

April is both Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month so on the 7th, Prevent Child Abuse Marshall County and The Heminger House are teaming up to bring awareness to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault. April 7 has been declared “National Wear Blue Day,” plan on wearing blue to show your support.  From now until April 7th the groups will be handing out small pinwheel pins (The Pinwheel is the national symbol for Child Abuse Prevention) The residents at Heminger House have made these with much love for the cause.

At 10:00am on April 7th, Pastor Bob Land of Trinity United Methodist Church will be leading a prayer. They will be placing pinwheels on the court house lawn in honor of Child Abuse Awareness. They will also be placing teal Ribbons on the trees in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness. Plymouth Mayor, Mark Senter will be at the event and will be reading a proclamations for both important causes and the President of Prevent Child Abuse Marshall County, April Cooper and the Executive Director of Heminger House, Diane Fisher will speak briefly. Community members are invited to join the ceremony which expected to last approximately 30 minutes, to support and bring awareness to Child Abuse and Sexual Assault in our community.