Scouts’ ‘plantings’ underscore child abuse



Oneonta Junior Girl Scouts in Troop #483 sit among buckets of blue pinwheels they “planted” during April’s child abuse awareness campaign. The numerous pinwheels sadly represent child abuse cases investigated in Blount County during 2009. Scouts who contributed their time and energy for the task are shown (back, left to right) Rebecca Kennedy, Katherine Kennedy, and Josie Young; (front) Jasmine Garcia, Rachel Price, Katie Garcia, Jaden Bailey, Audrey Gibbs, and Julia Bailey.