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Pinwheels for Peace at Eden school

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE — A second grade class celebrated the International Day of Peace by placing pinwheels on the front lawn of Eden Elementary School. Approximately 400 pinwheels dotted the school’s lawn. Photo by student photographer Christine Herman.
EDEN — Art students from the Eden Central School District took part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, on Sept. 19. Students created a large art installation by “planting” approximately 400 pinwheels they had created on the front lawn of Eden Elementary School, located at 8289 Main St. in Eden

The project celebrated the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21.

As part of the creation process, the students wrote their thoughts about war and peace, tolerance and living in harmony with others on one side. On the other side, they drew and painted, to visually express their feelings.

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan of Coconut Creek, Fla. Last year, more than 4 million pinwheels spun in more than 3,500 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

For more information, visit or call Lynn Morgan at 992-3600 or 863-5103.

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