Pinwheels for Prevention

April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Murray Woman’s Club once again has formed a display of blue and silver pinwheels around the landscape display it tends at the Calloway County Public Library on Main Street. The pinwheels are the universal symbol of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The activist group Prevent Child Abuse America began using pinwheels for this observance in 2008. On its website, Prevent Child Abuse America said that its research showed “that people respond positively to pinwheels, which represent childlike whimsy and lightheartedness and our vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.”