Colorful pinwheels decorated the hallways of 18 area elementary schools during the month of April to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. Elementary students across southeast Kansas participated in the coloring contest. Judges selected three winners from each school.
The effort brings attention to the work done by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Hope Unlimited?s Children?s Advocacy Center to help children in abusive situations.
The message, ?It?s not OK to hurt a child and if you or another child you know is being hurt, tell a trusted adult about it,? was incorporated with the activity.