Share this article

print logo


A 24-hour candle-lighting relay will be held Dec. 12 in the Compassionate Friends' Third Annual Worldwide Candle-Lighting Event.

This year's ceremony to be held in Lincoln Park is in memory of Noah Boser, who at 7 months old died while under the care of a local day care provider. The international event is held on the second Sunday in December at 7 p.m.

As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lighted in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light that encircles the globe.

The local event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park, at State and Union streets. Families and friends who have lost children are invited to bring a photograph sealed in plastic. Candles will be lit at 7 p.m., with ornaments hung on a special tree to be displayed during the holiday season.

For more information, contact Beth Boser at or Kathy Boser at or, call 375-2521 days and 373-0406 evenings.

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.

There are no comments - be the first to comment