During April, the Woman’s Club of Bismarck is “Celebrating Children!” Members have planted pinwheels in pots along Holloway Street and at churches, schools, the village office and maintenance garage, and the fire station to share the Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse message. Members have also placed pinwheels in vases at the post office, schools, churches, and Andi Mae’s Ice Cream Shop. In addition, blue ribbons representing child abuse prevention have been tied to the small trees beside the entrance to the elementary school. Pinwheels in vases have also been placed in many locations in Vermilion County to share the message that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Club members will share information about “Celebrating Children!” at the Village Board Meeting in April.
On April 8th, the club held a special event “Celebrating Children!” at the Bismarck-Henning Elementary School. Members planted pinwheels and placed a large wooden cut-out of a child in front of the school along with a banner sharing the message “Celebrating Children!” The club designated April 8th as Wear Blue Day in Bismarck. Members were encouraged to wear blue on that day. The staff and students at the elementary school were invited to wear blue and join club members in “Celebrating Children!”