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Taylorsville to raise awareness of child abuse

Published: Monday, March 25 2013 11:46 a.m. MDT

Taylorsville City will create a Pinwheel Garden, similar to this one outside the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in 2011, outside the town's city hall April 6 in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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TAYLORSVILLE — A Pinwheel Garden will be created on the south side of Taylorsville City Hall in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month on Saturday, April 6.

The Pinwheel Garden, made up of 526 pinwheels, will be on display for the month of April at the facility, 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd. (5325 South). A brief ceremony by the Taylorsville Exchange Club and Prevent Child Abuse Utah will be held at 10 a.m., and then the public will be invited to participate by placing pinwheels.

“Pinwheels reflect the bright future all children deserve,” said Taylorsville Exchange Club board member Renee Sorensen. “The pinwheel is a positive emblem of the effect we can have when we work together to prevent child abuse.”

Taylorsville also will be flying a Blue Ribbon Flag for the month of April. The flag has the words “Prevent Child Abuse,” as the blue ribbon has been a symbol of the prevention of child abuse.

On April 3 at 6:30 p.m., the Taylorsville City Council and Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach are expected to pass a resolution proclaiming April as Child Abuse Awareness Month.

“One of the roles of city government is to be responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the residents in our community,” Rechtenbach said. “This is a positive step in raising awareness of issues such as this and we appreciate the work our Taylorsville Exchange Club does.”

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