Pinwheels at the Pier
April 13, 2019
Pinwheels at the Pier is the local Children's Advocacy Center's child abuse prevention month activity bringing attention to the plight of children in our community that have suffered abuse. Volunteers plant pinwheels in the sand on the beach at Naples Pier as a physical embodiment and reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention and is a reflection for hope, health and safety.
Each year, thousands of pinwheel "gardens" spring up all over the U.S. The Naples pinwheel garden, Pinwheels at the Pier, is the only one planted on a beach and is believed to be the largest pinwheel garden in the U.S. Now in its 4th year, with the help of the community, the CAC will make an official attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest toy pinwheel display in the world. There will be an official count of pinwheels and a ceremony at 10 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to arrive by 8 a.m. to help plant the pinwheel garden. The garden will remain on the beach until 2 p.m. There will be a festival atmosphere with a sand sculptor, artists painting during the event and music.