Pinwheels for Prevention

HICKORY, NC (March 30, 2021) — The Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County is now selling pinwheels in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is observed in April.

Pinwheels are $2 each and may be purchased online at These pinwheels will be placed in a community pinwheel garden (one of the largest in the state) immediately before the Pinwheels for Prevention ceremony. Those who purchase 25 or more pinwheels will have their name or the name of their business listed as an event sponsor.

The Pinwheels for Prevention event will take place at Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground at Kiwanis Park, located at 805 6th Street SE, Hickory, from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7th. (Rain date is April 14th – check out our social media for updates.) or Instagram at CAPCcatawbacounty. Members of the public are invited to attend. The short ceremony will emphasize the importance of preventing child abuse in our community.

The pinwheels will be available for pickup by the sponsors following this event or at the CAPC. Those purchasing the pinwheels are encouraged to replant them at their home or place of business to show their support for Child Abuse Prevention Month. They are also encouraged to take pictures of their gardens send them in to use on social media. Pictures can be sent to

The CAPC is a non-profit organization that works to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse. It coordinates the efforts of Catawba County Social Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s office.

More information about the CAPC is available on its website at You may call the center at 828-465-9296. For more information about the pinwheels, email

A Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center Press Release