Candles around the world will be lit Sunday night in memory of young people who have passed too soon.
The Great River Chapter of Compassionate Friends is hosting a local candle lighting service at FunCity and will feature kids from our own area who have passed away.
Co-Leaders of the Chapter, Janice Neff and Marek Patejak, explain how the flames stay lit throughout the world Sunday evening…
“Every time zone lights a candle at 7 o’clock and when we extinguish ours at 8 o’clock, it’s 7 o’clock somewhere else, and so the light just goes around the world.”
The memorial service in Burlington is open to the public and anyone from surrounding areas.
There will be a video shown, featuring pictures of local youth who are no longer with us. If you would like a picture of a loved one shown you can contact “The Chapter” through their Facebook page- Great River Compassionate Friends.
The World Wide Candle Lighting Service will take place in Huckleberry Hall at FunCity beginning at 6:30pm this Sunday.