It's Time for the Pinwheel Project!

Bring the kids and join us Saturday at the Pinwheel Project, a fun, free event to raise awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The fifth annual Pinwheel Project—Fort Bend County is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at Homestead Park, across from the Fort Bend County Courthouse, at 1422 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond, Texas.

The family-friendly festivities include free food and refreshments, games, bounce houses, face painting, music, giveaways and other entertainment. Families can meet with first responders and law enforcement in a fun environment and learn about programs that keep kids safe in our community. This year’s event includes a special appearance by the FBCSO’s helicopter and support team.

Sprint Waste Services is happy to help underwrite the Pinwheel Project again this year, especially after materials for the event were lost in Harvey’s floodwaters. Sponsored and organized each year by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit, the Pinwheel Project gives the community an opportunity to meet and express appreciation for the difficult job of this dedicated, crime-fighting unit, while fostering trust with kids and their parents.

The Pinwheel Project and Pinwheels for Prevention date back to 2008 when the pinwheel was introduced as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention. The event in Fort Bend County attracts 400–500 people. For more information, call 281.341.3827.