Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 23, 2017
PHOTO BY: Mark Buffalo

Robin Connell, left, executive director of the Child Safety Center of White County, and Allison Camferdam, center board member, stand with a metal pinwheel, which is similar to the ones that will be auctioned off at the second Pinwheels for Provisions fundraiser May 5 in Searcy. The event raised almost $15,000 a year ago for the Child Safety Center, a child advocacy center in Searcy

Fundraiser for White County Child Safety Center is May 5

A grown-up version of a child’s toy is spinning its way to raise funds for the Child Safety Center of White County in Searcy. The second annual Pinwheels for Provisions, organized by Child Safety Center board member Allison Camferdam, will be May 5 in Searcy. The Child Safety Center of White County is a child advocacy center. Camferdam said the center works with children who have been sexually or physically abused. The staff works with ... READ MORE

THAT'S LIFE

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FRONT & CENTER

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THREE RIVERS OUTDOORS

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FLAVOR

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CALENDAR

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