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Over the last year and a half, people have lost loved ones, not only from COVID but many other illnesses and accidents. They were denied the opportunity to grieve in the communal ways that we use to help us get through these difficult times. To acknowledge this, the Town will be hosting a “Memorial Service for Those Lost during the Pandemic”.
On Saturday, September 18th (Raindate September 19th), Cluett Schantz Park will be open and the public is welcome to bring written remembrances and photos to attach to public storyboards. The libraries will work together to preserve the boards as historic documents – nothing will be returned. At 7pm, we will gather at Round Pond for a prayerful reflection by Deacon Vincent Porcelli. That will be followed by a musical interlude, during which paper lanterns will be lit and floated onto the Pond. People will be encouraged to stay and quietly reflect or share remembrances amongst themselves. The event will end at 8pm.
The Town Board hopes this will lessen some of the grief our Community has experienced, and is still grappling with, during this pandemic.
Al Lanzetta, Supervisor