Prevention of child abuse focus of Havelock event

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 04:35 PM.

In a city proclamation, Lewis called the area’s children “our most vulnerable assets” and that child abuse and neglect is a public responsibility.

“To all the children who are here, I will tell you what I tell my girls: ‘Remember you have an incomparable soul,’” Lewis said.

The children planted pinwheels colored blue, the color of Prevent Child Abuse Month.

“As we plant these pinwheels, I would like for us to remember the purpose,” said Rondy Johnson, of Craven County Social Services. “The purpose is to build strong children to become great adults. One day they are going to be caring for us. I want us to think about the children and how we, as a community coalition, can work together to make sure that they are happy, make sure that they are strong and make sure they thrive.”

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