Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

This was the tenth anniversary of the Lantern Lighting Ceremony at Spring Grove and my first. Families come together and customize lanterns with messages of remembrance or hope, then launch them on the lake at dusk.

We got our lanterns in order, carved out a nice spot on the eastern shore and had a makeshift picnic while the sun began to set.

Music played between readings of names for those no longer with us.

Bagpipes began and we set our lanterns off.

I can easily see this becoming a yearly tradition. (I tip my hat to Wayne for inviting me!)

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony