MEDIA ADVISORY: April 3, 2018
CONTACT: Debra Harris-Bowyer, Cabell County Family Resource Network Coordinator
P: 304.697.0255 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cabell County FRN, Club McFinn Junior hosting first pinwheel garden at Huntington Mall — TOMORROW
WHO: Cabell County Family Resource Network, KVC West Virginia, Huntington Mall’s Club McFinn Junior
WHAT: Pinwheel Party and Planting
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Huntington Mall (pirate ship near JC Penney and Shoe Carnival)
WHY/HOW: Club McFinn Junior is hosting this event in partnership with Cabell County Family Resource Network and will take the kids on a little fieldtrip to plant pinwheels at the Huntington Mall entrances. After the “Pinwheel Gardens” are planted, KVC will be treating the children to pinwheel party back at the pirate ship. Every April during Child Abuse Prevention Month, Partners in Prevention organizations in conjunction with Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia plant pinwheel gardens in honor of children in their communities. According to Prevent Child Abuse America, people around the country are often involved in activities or actions that make a difference without even realizing it, and during April the organization is committed to shining a light on these kind of actions in order to help show that they are occurring nationwide and being undertaken by people from all demographics.
The pinwheel serves as the physical embodiment of the great childhoods we want for all children and represents efforts to ensure the healthy development of children. It is not used to represent children who have been abused or who have died as a result of abuse or neglect. It serves as a symbol of hope for great childhoods all children deserve because our children are our future.
This April, the Cabell County FRN will participate in several pinwheel garden plantings, as well as other community-oriented events.
For more information, visit www.cabellfrn.org.
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The Cabell County Family Resource Network (FRN) is a partnership of individuals, families and agencies working together to promote the well-being of children and families in Cabell County. Since its incorporation in September 1993, the Cabell County FRN has brought together a broad-based representation of partners, including business representatives, consumers, and service providers from health, education, housing, and social services. These partners are critical to improving the well-being of our families and children. The Cabell County FRN envisions a coordinated, community-based social service system responsive to the needs of families and effective in enhancing the success of individuals and families to responsibly achieve their goals.
Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia (PCA-WV) works to give children good beginnings by strengthening families and communities. This is done by implementing innovative strategies in the areas of: Effective programs, Public engagement, Sound public policy. Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia is a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a national leader in building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope in everyone involved in the effort to keep children free from abuse and neglect.