See You at the Family Fun Fair

Published: April 1, 2015

Metropolitan Child Advocacy Coalition Prevention Committee, Prevent Child Abuse Pottawattamie County and the Shaken Baby Task Force present the Pinwheels for Prevention featuring Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert on Saturday, April 11 at 11 am at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

Families with children and community members are encouraged to attend the event.  Everyone is encouraged to wear royal blue to raise awareness and arrive around 10:30 am. The ceremony will begin at both ends of the bridge at 11 am and the community is invited to join the event at either the Omaha or Council Bluffs side.

The Mayors, along with the public, will ceremoniously plant blue pinwheels at both entrances to the bridge.  After the pinwheels are planted, the Mayors along with community members will make their way to the center of the bridge for the joint proclamation.

For the third year the Omaha and Council Bluffs communities are coming together to support positive parenting practices and the prevention of child abuse.  Blue pinwheels will be planted in both Omaha and Council Bluffs. Pinwheel planting in Council Bluffs will take place following the joint mayoral proclamation.

Join us before or after the pinwheel planting at Play Land Park in Council Bluffs for a free Family Fun Resource Fair!

Healthy snacks, family crafts, games, prizes, face painting and balloon animals along with a visit from the Council Bluffs Fire Department from 10 am – 1 pm. This family fun activity will be coordinated by Prevent Child Abuse Pottawattamie County and the Shaken Baby Task Force.

Prevent Child Abuse America’s Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign promotes healthy child development and positive parenting.  Even if abuse doesn’t affect you directly, EVERYONE can take steps to build a more positive environment for our children!

When you see blue Pinwheels for Prevention® around town, practice any of these positive steps for strengthening your own child-caring skills.

  • Pause to breathe
  • Praise a child
  • Phone a friend with a child at home
  • Practice relaxing
  • Play a game with your child


Prevent Child Abuse Pottawattamie County’s mission is to promote programs and public policies which strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect in Pottawattamie County. Follow us on Facebook at Prevent Child Abuse Pottawattamie County.

The Shaken Baby Task Force is a community effort to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by educating the public and increasing awareness. Follow us on Facebook at Shaken Baby Task Force.

To receive additional information about Prevent Child Abuse Pottawattamie County or the Shaken Baby Task Force call 712-396-4369 or visit