Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children Muscatine County, Prevent Violence Coalition and Muscatine County CARES partnered up to plant a pinwheel garden on April 5 at 3:00 p.m. to raise awareness and promote joyful, healthy childhoods in our community.
The garden dedications and planting are part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when communities nationwide recognize the role everyone plays in preventing child abuse. The blue pinwheel is a symbol of the healthy, happy, and full childhoods all children deserve. Throughout the region, child abuse agencies and their local partners will be hosting pinwheel gardens which will remain on display through the month of April. These gardens show the community that children are our future and that we support child abuse prevention.

“We are proud to unite together to show our dedication to joyous, happy childhoods. It should never be up to a child to protect themselves. It is the duty of every adult in our community to keep children safe. By displaying our commitment to Muscatine, we remind everyone of their important role in creating a safer community,” said Jenna Wagner of the Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center.