Pinwheel Garden planted in Lamar
Darlington County First Steps’ (DCFS) Executive Director, Darnell McPherson and Lamar City Council Member, Willie Howell, worked together to plant a pinwheel garden on Lamar’s City Hall lawn.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and First Steps decided to close out the month of April with the planting of a pinwheel garden, to remind others to keep the conversation going for the months to come.
According to the Children’s Trust, the blue pinwheels represent the happy, healthy carefree childhood every child deserves and the commitment to giving them the opportunity to excel and thrive in a safe and loving environment.
“Children are our most precious resources. They are born to be loved, valued, educated, and inspired to achieve their goals. The Lamar community continues to embrace its children through the many highly rated child care centers, the various church related programs, the sports and recreational activities, excellent public schools and a state-of-the art local library! These are all indicators of a caring community” said McPherson.
Randy Reynolds, Mayor of the City of Lamar, signed the proclamation declaring Lamar, S.C. as a pinwheel city. “We are happy to have Lamar participate in Child Abuse Prevention Month and to have this opportunity,” said Mayor Reynolds.
For more information on services DCFS offer to families and children in Darlington County, visit www.darlingtoncountyfirststeps.org.