FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the public is invited to the State Capitol for an awareness kickoff event.
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) officials say they plan to join Governor Matt Bevin at the State Capitol Wednesday afternoon for a pinwheel planting to kick off April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The event will include an opening ceremony, followed by a planting of 2,700 blue and silver pinwheels in the English Garden. Each pinwheel displayed represents 20 live births annually in Kentucky. That is an average of 54,000 live births each year.
The blue and silver pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention, a visual reminder of the happy and healthy childhood all children deserve.
PCAK is the state’s leading child abuse prevention organization.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public, rain or shine.
Attendees are asked to gather at the Kentucky State Capitol English Garden off Capitol Avenue in Frankfort.
The opening ceremony will include:
• Opening remarks by Jill Seyfred, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse KY
• Performance by the Lexington Children’s Theater
• Remarks by Ben Orris, COO, WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
• Comments by Governor Matt Bevin