In 2021, members of the Guardians of the Children Belle City Chapter gathered with public officials and others on the Kenosha County Courthouse lawn today to plant 204 pinwheels in commemoration of the 204 cases of child abuse and neglect documented in the county in 2020.

Pinwheel display to honor children involved in cases of abuse, neglect

Planting ceremony taking place 1 p.m. Saturday


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

The public is invited to join this Saturday (April 1) in the planting of pinwheels in the lawn outside the Kenosha County Job Center to commemorate National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Pinwheels representing each child in Kenosha County who was documented as a victim of child maltreatment in 2022 will remain on display throughout April in the lawn on the southwest corner of 85th Street and Sheridan Road.

The Division of Children and Family Services, Circuit Court and District Attorney’s Office staff work year-round to identify and address cases of child abuse and neglect — with the ultimate goal of protecting and strengthening children and families across Kenosha County.

The planting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and will include remarks from County Executive Samantha Kerkman and county Children and Family Services Division Manager Pamela Condos.

This annual display, now in its third year, is held in partnership between Kenosha County and the Guardians of the Children-Belle City Chapter, a volunteer group of motorcycle enthusiasts who advocate against child abuse and neglect. This year, the group is also organizing pinwheel displays in Racine and Walworth counties.

For more information, please call 262-909-4803 or send an email to