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Raising Our Light — An Evening of Remembrance in Montecito
January 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
On January 9th, 2019, there will be a community event sponsored by the Debris Flow and Thomas Fire Anniversary Planning Committee.
From 6:30-8:30 pm, all community members are invited to a walk of remembrance starting at Lower Manning Park with a short program leading into a candlelit processional down San Ysidro Road and ending at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. People will start assembling at Lower Manning Park at 6:00 pm with a program to begin at 6:30 pm. The walk is estimated to be 15-25 minutes. Shuttles will be available to transport community members to and from Lower Manning Park and other designated sites in Montecito starting at 5:30pm.
Flameless candles will be available prior to the event and can be picked up at designated locations and will be made available at the park prior to the walk.
The remembrance event will conclude with a bell ceremony and a cup of soup at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
This event is for everyone in the community. By providing the space in which to honor our collective experiences, it is the hope of the committee that our community will share a night of healing, hope, and light with one another.
The Anniversary Planning Committee is a collaboration of the following partners: Montecito Fire, Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, Cottage Health, Institute of Collective Trauma and Growth, 805 Conservation Fund, The Montecito Association, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Montecito Covenant Church, Montecito Shul, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Montecito Community Foundation, Jeannine’s, Habitat for Humanity, Cold Spring School, Montecito Union School District, Crane Country Day School, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara City College, Coastal Band of Chumash, County of Santa Barbara/Das Williams 1st District Office, WEV: Women’s Economic Ventures, Community Wellness Team/Long Term Recovery Group.