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PHOTOS: County Agencies Place Pinwheel Displays at Lowville Library and County Courthouse for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

 

Published: April 07, 2022 at 02:30 p.m.

By: Nick Altmire

 

Lowville, NY- A group of Lewis County agencies have set up blue pinwheel displays at a pair of locations in Lowville, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month.

 

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The first display, at the Lowville Free Library on Dayan St., includes 132 pinwheels to represent the number of children interviewed by the Child Advocacy Center as a result of a child abuse complaint during 2021.

 

 

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A second display, on the front lawn of the Lewis County Courthouse, includes 41 pinwheels to represent the number of Lewis County children that were victims of founded complaints of child abuse or maltreatment in 2021.

 

Employees from the Lewis County Department of Social Services, Lewis County Opportunities, and the Lewis County District Attorney’s office placed the pinwheels at the courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, including Mary Interiano, Santi Zehr, Reann Evans, Calla Morrison, and DSS Commissioner Jenny Jones.

 

During the Tuesday evening meeting of the Lewis County Board of Legislators, the below proclamation was read declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month.

 

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Suspicions of child abuse can be reported by calling 1-800-342-3720.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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