Abraxas students assist pinwheel effort

Ives Gonzalez, 16, of Chester, and other students from the Abraxas residential facility at Marienville helped place 331 pinwheels in front of the Venango County Courthouse in Franklin on Thursday. Each pinwheel represents a reported child abuse case in Venango County last year. The pinwheels will remain in front of the courthouse all month in recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month in April. The Abraxas students were helping the In Support Of (ISO) community group that is coordinating the pinwheel campaign. (By Richard Sayer)