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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Good Morning Utah wants to promote awareness. Renee Sorensen with the Taylorsville Exchange Club, joined Emily Clark, to talk about an important event for the community to participate in.

The city of Taylorsville through Prevent Child Abuse Utah, and the Taylorsville Exchange Club, are joining together for an event to open that discussion. It’s called Pinwheel Garden Planting. Community members of all ages will plant over 500 blue pinwheels in the lawn outside at Taylorsville City Hall.

The blue pinwheel represents innocence as a national symbol for child abuse prevention. Sorensen says pinwheels reflect the bright future all children deserve. They are a positive emblem of the effect we can have when we work together to prevent child abuse.

Sorensen says we sometimes need to be reminded of the world around us, and the pinwheel display gives a great opportunity for parents to talk to their children about how to protect themselves. The pinwheel can start the parent/child dialogue and/or open the door to find assistance in becoming better parents.

Safety Saurus will also be at the Pinwheel Planting this year.