Child Abuse Prevention Month is April

Pinwheels each representing an investigation into child abuse are planted each year in Fallon.

Pinwheels each representing an investigation into child abuse are planted each year in Fallon.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this is a time to remember that every person can each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community.

The pinwheels are an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve.

A ceremony to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month is Friday at 10 a.m. at Millennium Park.

Social Services Director Shannon Ernst said volunteers will place pinwheels at the park, courthouse, near Speedway at the intersection and other locations around town that support Child Abuse Prevention Month. She said city will dye the Maine Street fountain blue.

Activities during the month include an Easter egg hunt, parenting skills services and outreach.
Ernst said the event will follow social distancing and masks requirements.

The great hunt
The Great Easter Egg Hunt is a geocaching event that is free to everyone. Ten large Easter eggs containing toys and treats will be hidden throughout Churchill County and available to find beginning Saturday.

The first 10 eggs will include clues to locate the golden egg which will only be available to find on April 10 and 11.

This event is presented in partnership with Churchill County Social Services, Prevent Child Abuse Nevada Pinwheels for Prevention and Churchill County Parks and Recreation.
View the full event description and explanation online or call Parks & Rec at (775)423-7733 for more information.

Museum
As new exhibit at the Churchill County Museum is paying tribute to healthcare workers in Churchill County throughout time from Numa medicine doctors to today’s COVID-19 response.

Artwork
Marie Nygren’s work may be found in the halls of the County Administration Building between the County Manager's Office and the Comptroller at 155 N. Taylor St.

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