Sheridan County plants largest 'pinwheel garden' to Prevent Child Abuse in the state

*Feature photo: From left, Melayna Martin, 2, Kelly Tuttle, 4, and Amelia Martin, 4, before the pinwheel garden planting began today. / Pitchengine Communities photo* (Sheridan, Wyo.) — The ground was a little hard, but nonetheless a group of Sheridanites planted over 2,000 pinwheels in the front lawn at the Sheridan County Courthouse today. The "Pinwheel Planting to Prevent Child Abuse" effort spans Wyoming, and is a part of efforts of public health offices around the state in bringing heightened attention for the prevention of child abuse. "Thank you so much for your contributions, and your support of this effort. You're spirit of generosity and ability to come out today is awesome," Debra Haar, Sheridan County Nurse Manager said. April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and on behalf of Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming, the Sheridan community raised $2,183. "With this outstanding show of support, we actually won the award for the biggest pinwheel garden for the state," Haar said, drawing cheers from the crowd. The "carpet of pinwheels" will be on display for at least a week at the Courthouse. For more information about the “Pinwheel Garden Project,” visit See a Facebook album of photos taken by Dally here. [image: Inline image 1]*Pitchengine Communties photo* [image: Inline image 2]*Pitchengine Communties photo* #dally #news