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Pinwheels represent Lowndes County child abuse

April 13, 2007

Lowndes County - Over one thousand pinwheels are blowing with the wind in front of Valdosta City Hall.

And while this may be a pretty sight, each pinwheel represents a case of child abuse reported in Lowndes County in 2006.

All together there were 1,152 cases last year.

The Children's Advocacy Center in Lowndes County hopes the sight will show that child abuse is a growing problem in the area and it will take a community effort to decrease the number of pinwheels next year.  "They can get involved with the local school system, we have a need for foster parents and mentors in the community, anything that can better serve the children of the community," says Penny Turner, Social Services Administrator in Lowndes County.

April is child abuse prevention month.  Last year, there were almost 88 thousand reported cases in the state.

 

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