Compassionate Friends set lighting event
The Desha County Chapter of the Compassionate Friends invites the community to join with them in the 27th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Remembrance at 6 p.m Dec. 10 at the Dumas Community Center in Dumas. The worldwide event is held annually the second Sunday in December. It unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of children who died, but will never be forgotten, according to a news release. A short program will include greetings, readings, poems, music and a candle-lighting ceremony. At 7 p.m., everyone will light candles in memory of children gone too soon, that their light will always shine, according to the release. A reception will follow the ceremony. The event is free to attend. Those who would like to have their child’s name placed on the memorial roll, or picture placed on the memorial display may contact Compassionate Friends. Desha County Compassionate Friends is part of a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved survivors grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Dec. 4. For details, text or call (870) 866-6985, (972) 365-1930, or (870) 377-4299. Brenda Norman is the event planner.