WARSAW — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kosciusko County held its third annual pinwheel planting ceremony in honor of child abuse prevention month at the courthouse Wednesday, April 11.
Approximately 40 people in the community planted pinwheels at the event. Representatives from CASA and the Department of Children’s Services attended the ceremony.
CASA program manager Janelle Meyer stated that this year, pinwheels were distributed to elementary schools in the community so that they could be planted at those locations as well.
“You can’t walk by the pinwheels without asking what it’s about,” said Meyer. “We hope these pinwheel gardens help inform people about child abuse prevention.”
CASA leaders also asked the community to consider volunteering for the organization as child abuse cases have more than doubled from 2016 to 2017.
The organization recruits and trains people to help children who are at risk for abuse and neglect.