On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County:
Local artist Liz Sharp discussed the “Flocking for Hope” display currently up on the Homer village green.
A variety of organizations, individuals and classrooms came together and folded thousands of paper cranes in honor of loved ones and essential workers; as well as to express wishes for peace and unity.
Over 5,000 paper cranes ended up being made.
“The Homer and Cortland communities showed they are willing to rise for the cause,” said Sharp. “This pandemic has brought all of us down — now we have to lift each other back up and turn the negatives into positives.”
In addition to the exhibit, an outdoor event is planned for April 24 featuring live music and a play.
Community members are invited to bring a chair and enjoy themselves at a safe social distance from others.
Visit the “Flocking for Hope” Facebook page to see photos and get more information.