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Group hopes spinning wheels will raise child abuse awareness

Pinwheels for Prevention Pinwheels for Prevention
Pinwheels for Prevention Pinwheels for Prevention

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and one group pinned their hopes on spinning wheels to help raise awareness.

Iberia Bank in Jonesboro held "Pinwheels for Prevention" Tuesday afternoon.

An awards ceremony and reception was held to pay tribute to those who support the NEA Children's Advocacy Center.

This year's award wen tot the Exchange Club. President Scott Roper says the club is proud to help an organization that helps children.

"They do a great job in our community. It's something that Northeast Arkansas needed and we are proud to be a part of what they do and sponsor so many of the things they do for our children," Roper said.

Over four hundred pinwheels were set up in the court yard in front of the Craighead County Courthouse.

Each pin wheel represented a case of an abused child in Craighead County.

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