“There is no more important cause than giving children a healthy life so that they can have a future,” Mount Shasta Mayor Kathy Morter said Friday during a pinwheel planting to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention.

Five hundred pinwheels printed with “Every Child Matters” have been planted throughout Siskiyou County to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Pinwheels were planted Friday among the plants and flowers in front of Mount Shasta City Hall and Police Department.

“On behalf of the council and all the citizens of Mount Shasta, we are pleased to support this cause,” said Mayor Kathy Morter. “There is no more important cause than giving children a healthy life so that they can have a future.”

The pinwheels were planted by Morter, Mount Shasta Police Chief Parish Cross, Deputy Clerk Kathy Wilson, Lorie Saunders, head of the Beautification Committee, along with her husband Jack and grandson West Lawrence, and CSC Program Director Lisa McCauley.