Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the 31st Judicial District and Hope Unlimited brought Child Abuse Prevention Month in April to a close by hosting a Pinwheels for Prevention poster coloring contest for kindergarten through third-graders in 12 area schools and four counties.
Age appropriate information regarding child abuse prevention was also presented to students at each school. More than 1,200 students colored posters for the contest. The pictures are now on display in merchant and government windows and public areas in Iola, Chanute, Erie and Thayer.
David Toland, Thrive Allen County director, Dina Morrison, chief court clerk for District 31, and Christopher Phelan, assistant county attorney, served as judges at Iola; Lyle Key, chief of police, Mardelle Pringle, treasurer’s office, and Lisa Page, District Court clerk, were judges at Yates Center; and Jane Brophy, director of the Chanute Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism, Raymond Hale, interim chief of police, and Angie Walters, District Court clerk, picked the winners at Chanute.