The Fence Of Hope

April 12, 2020

Happy Easter Everyone

Photos and story by: Dennis Symons, Jr.

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–If you happen to drive by the Allentown Presbyterian Church and notice thousands of bright colored ribbons it is the “Fence Of Hope” a community art instillation for Easter.

The Fence of Hope at Allentown Presbyterian Church as seen on Easter Sunday April 12, 2020

This is a much different Easter than we are used to and church services were held online this year due to the COVID-19 situation. An idea was to have a community art instillation for Easter. The art project and community event also had to be “social distancing compliant” with the Governor’s social distancing guidelines.

Members of the church and community collected bright colored table cloths cut them into ribbons at home and brought them to the fence to be tied. Fifty Five panels were covered in ribbons for the “Fence Of Hope” art instillation. The project was spread out and the community brought the ribbons at different times of the day so there was plenty of space to maintain social distancing rules.

More about the Fence Of Hope can be found on the Allentown Presbyterian Church website.