Candlelight ceremony planned Dec. 8

11/29/2013 6:58 PM

11/29/2013 7:07 PM

Los Banos residents will participate in the 14th annual Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Pacheco Park, Pacheco Boulevard and Seventh Street.

The worldwide Candle Lighting is an annual event where persons around the globe light candles for one hour to honor the memory of children who have died. The

candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, starting in New Zealand. As candles burn down in each time zone, they are then lit in the next. This creates a virtual 24 hour wave of light

as the observance continues around the world. Participants can join with others who understand by lighting a candle and speaking the child’s name. Candles will be

provided. If you wish to have a photo of your child you may take it to Copy Shipping Solutions at 1017 “I” Street, Los Banos prior to Dec. 4.

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