One organization kicked off First Friday in Bentonville by spreading awareness of a growing problem affecting children.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County hosted a pinwheel rally in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
Natalie Tibbs, the executive director for the center, spoke on the significance of using pinwheels.
“The pinwheel represents just that innocence in children kind of pulling us back to our childhood, and that’s something we hope to protect,” Tibbs said.
Benton County Judge Barry Mohering also read a proclamation Friday during the event that declared April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in Benton County.