A celebration of positive parenting

Last Saturday, Nebraska Children hosted more than 300 kids, moms, dads and grandparents at the first-ever Pinwheels for Prevention Picnic.

crowd cube

Held at the Railyard in Lincoln’s new Haymarket district, the picnic offered a chance for families to have fun together while learning about positive interactions. The Railyard’s “Cube” shared animated parenting information while picnickers enjoyed free food, toys, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and a performance by Lincoln’s family-friendly String Beans.

Sally 1

Nebraska’s First Lady Sally Ganem kicked off the event with a personal address about the importance of positive parenting.

crowd bouncehouse

Kids gathered lined up all morning to get a chance a the the bounce house, complete with slide!

Christie Clown

Local clowns joined the fun to create balloon animals and paint faces.

Face Painting

nate baloons

Braeda Fresh Express provided free bagels, cream cheese and coffee cake in the morning. Closer to lunch time, Raising Cane’s served up chicken fingers. The special pinwheel cupcakes came from Serendipities on North 27th Street.

pinwheel cupcake

It was a wonderful morning, and all of us at Nebraska Children look forward to doing it again next year!


pinwheel fence


Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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