For the children
By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on April 4, 2012 1:46 PM
Students raise pinwheels, the child abuse prevention symbol.
Emily Meagles, a student at the Child Development Center at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Pre-school Program, makes a funny face at Col. Gabriel Green, 4th Fighter Wing vice commander, while they sit for a group photograph after Mayor Al King proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Mayor Al King has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. WAGES and the Wayne County For Children Council organized the event at which Green gave the keynote speech on the steps to City Hall. More than 129,000 children were referred to local Department of Social Service agencies for possible abuse and neglect in North Carolina in 2010.