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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 2 years ago

Thornebrooke Elementary displays Pinwheels for Peace

Volunteers installed more than 700 pinwheels at the school.
by: Danielle Hendrix Former Associate Editor

Parents, teachers and students teamed up on Friday, Sept. 20, to transform Thornebrooke Elementary's lawn into a sea of colorful pinwheels.

The school held its Pinwheels for Peace event during its annual Family Fun Night. Students decorated wood pinwheels in honor of International Day of Peace and displayed them in front of the school.

According to the school's PTO, volunteers installed more than 700 pinwheels on Thursday, Sept. 19. Students could take their pinwheels home the next day to display. Families also were given the option to take a picture of their children with their pinwheels and print the photo out for display in the school lobby. 

The United Nations website states that International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21 annually as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and people.

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Danielle Hendrix was an associate editor for the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and


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