Several area  scout troops took part Sept. 21 in the Pinwheels For Peace project for International Day of Peace.

The theme of the event was “Whirled Peace.”

Pinwheels for Peace was started in 2005 by two Florida art teachers.  The first year groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world placed approximately 500,000 pinwheels on September 21st.

In 2014 there were over 4.5 million pinwheels spinning in over 3,500 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.

This year Girl Scout troops 144, Wilson, 618, 656, 3155, Ardmore, 3472 Healdton/Wilson, and Cub Scout Pack 3, Ardmore made over 100 pinwheels and placed them in the lawn at Bethel Baptist Church on K Street  in Ardmore.  The Scouts wrote their thoughts about war and peace, tolerance, and living in harmony on one side of the pinwheels.  They decorated the other side with designs of their choosing.