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Contemporary Club and Hasbrouck Heights Library Partner to Raise Child Abuse Awareness with Pinwheels for Prevention

Children display their pinwheels along with Kate Senedzuk, Youth Services Librarian. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A youngster talks with Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia about this pinwheel. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A young girl shows off her finished project. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A girl shows off her creativity with her finished pinwheel. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A mother lends a helping hand with the finer details. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A mother helps her daughters decorate pinwheels in the library. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
Library volunteers helped the children. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
A sign that explains Pinwheels for Prevention. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Over a dozen children and parents gathered to participate in the annual Pinwheels for Prevention program on Monday night at the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library. The activity is spearheaded by the Contemporary Club of Hasbrouck Heights. 

It is the third year of the program. Children decorated the pinwheels with a variety of stickers. The activity was overseen by Kate Senedzuk, Youth Services Librarian, and Patricia Link and the members of the Contemporary Club.

The pinwheels will be "planted" in three areas throughout Hasbrouck Heights. They will be found around the gazebo on the circle, in Polify Park and around the base of the electronic message board outside Borough Hall.

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In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. According to its website, the non-profit's mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of the nation’s children.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America. Established in the United States in 1983, it is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. 

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