Hearts Connected In Arthur During Shelter In Place

By ARIANA R. CHERRY
Staff Writer

With all of us practicing social distancing and having to remain “Shelter in Place,” we have been forced to find creative ways to communicate. Even though for the most part, we are all indoors, we can communicate from the “inside-out,” – especially since we can still go outside to get exercise and walk.

In Arthur, the residents are showing that their hearts are still connected despite the circumstances. Residents are placing hearts in their windows and on their doors so that those outside can see them.

The idea originated from Monica Green, a member of the Arthur United Methodist Church. She shared her idea with some friends on social media and some other church members and it began to take off very quickly. A post about it was then shared on the AUMC church Facebook page which then began to quickly take off throughout the community.

If you take a walk through Arthur, you will start seeing hearts being displayed on doors and windows.

The message that these hearts are giving is very simple: “We are thinking of you and we all are still connected.” And any walker can find it hard to deny, that when walking by these hearts, it is hard not to smile. They give a sense of community. To participate, simply cut out a heart or two (or more!) and place it in your windows and door.

Share the idea with your friends, family and neighbors. Let’s be a connected community during these uncertain times.

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