A Beacon of Light

Shortly after the ringing of the bell, the beacon was lit to send a message of peace to the world. The paper cranes bore handwritten messages and drawings by Harleston and district school children, residents, visitors and community representatives, with the prayers, wishes and sentiments of over 1,000 people who had contributed to the project. Releasing the messages into smoke will carry them across boundaries between towns, villages, countries and continents – wherever the wind will take them.