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(S.D.)-Hill City Artist Starts Crane Project For Newtown School

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 01/11/2013 11:39 AM
     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former elementary arts teacher living in Hill City is working with local students to send origami cranes to youngsters in Newtown, Conn., as a sign of love and peace.
 
     Sculptor Lorri Acott has provided a template, instructions and a video that teaches the process of how to fold a paper crane. Students are then instructed to write a personalized message or prayer.
 
     Acott says making the paper cranes, which are a symbol of peace and hope for the future, give both kids and adults a way to help out from afar.
 
     An organization working to coordinate arts-focused donations to the Newtown community says it has received a wide variety of donations, including artwork, photos, music and offers to hold performance events.


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