Pinwheel gardens support the fight against child abuse

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To fight back against child abuse, QC residents came together to plant pinwheel gardens.

A spokesperson from the Child Abuse Council said the pinwheel is a symbol of childhood, and on Saturday, April 5, 2014 two gardens were planted. One was planted in East Moline and the other in Rock Island.

“Child abuse and neglect is a much much bigger than people recognize,” said Angie Kendall, Community Education Program Manager of the Child Abuse Council. “It’s something that we all have to work together to end.”

Kendall added that it’s important for people to work together to help children lead safer and happier childhoods.

The Exchange Club of the Quad Cities planned to plant a garden at 100 17th Avenue in East Moline and the Rock Island Arsenal planned to plant a garden as well.