Tuesday April 11, 2017 01:40 pm - Posted By Items of Interest
On Monday, April 10, Judge Juan Pickett joined Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana and local partners as they planted pinwheels at the Houma Courthouse Square in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Community partners who helped organize and took part in the planting are: The Haven, Magnolia Family Services, Nicholls State University, the Nurse Family Partnership, Start Corporation, the Terrebonne Children’s Advocacy Center and the Terrebonne Parish District Attorney’s Office and Youth Intervention.
Seventh grade students from St. Francis, as well as members of the Junior Auxiliary, the Terrebonne Parish Library System, Krewe of Hyacinthians, Krewe of Traditions and the Children Youth Services Planning Board volunteered their time to help plant the pinwheel garden, which was sponsored in part by the Houma Downtown Development Corporation.
Along with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana’s Community Pinwheel Gardens in nine cities, businesses, schools, organizations and individuals are expected to plant more than 15,000 pinwheels statewide in April.
Since 1986 Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana has been dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of children throughout Louisiana. From help with potty training to keeping kids safe from sexual abuse, PCA Louisiana supports parents and children with evidence-based programs and community-based education. For more information, to volunteer or to donate, visit www.pcal.org.