Event Information

June 12, 2013
Southern Cayuga Central School District– Sapling Planting Ceremony

Southern Cayuga Central School District is home to the first school in the United States in which Anne’s tree sapling will take root. On Wednesday June 12, please join the Southern Cayuga High Schools in the planting of the Anne Frank Tree sapling. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor who spent six years in Nazi concentration camps. It will be followed by musical performances by Southern Cayuga Central School District students.

Peace Cantata, combining the music of Mozart, Baruch Whitehead, and several world folk songs in native languages, all with a theme of peace, will be performed by Ithaca College music professor Baruch Whitehead. A tree sculpture displaying banners with the word peace in the languages of the songs will be the centerpiece of the evening.

From June 1 through June 12, in the Emily Howland School foyer, the community will have the opportunity to view a student art installation, drawing on the emotions experienced by Anne during her time in hiding.

When: Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Southern Cayuga School District Auditorium
How to attend: Open to the public