First lady plants pinwheel garden at Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- First lady Crissy Haslam has planted a pinwheel garden at the Capitol to help start Child Abuse Prevention Month.

She said at the ceremony Tuesday that it was a great opportunity to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.

Pinwheels have become a focal point of the annual awareness campaign, which is held each April.

The first lady said pinwheels are reflective of bright futures all children deserve.

In addition to the blue pinwheel garden, the Capitol will be lit with blue lights in observance of child abuse prevention, representing the 95,000 infants to be born in Tennessee this year.

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