Hospice, Albemarle partner for Light The Lake

Published 7:57 am Sunday, September 17, 2023

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Hospice of Stanly announces its partnership with the City of Albemarle to host the second annual Light the Lake: A Water Lantern Celebration.

It will be at the Oct. 6 Food Truck Friday at City Lake Park.

“We are honored to once again work with Hospice of Stanly and host Light the Lake at Albemarle’s City Lake Park,” said Lisa Kiser, Albemarle Parks and Recreation Director. “It was truly moving last year to see so many people from our community and beyond gather at our park to pay special tribute to their loved ones.”

Light the Lake will take place during the band’s intermission, around dusk. Participants can pick up a lantern kit free of charge from the Hospice of Stanly tent.

The kit includes a biodegradable lantern, a light, and a pen. Messages of hope and love in honor or memory of a loved one can be written on the lantern.

When the announcement comes, participants will be invited to walk down to the lake’s edge, turn on their lantern and place it on the lake.

“Hospice of Stanly is thrilled to offer this event once again with the City of Albemarle,” said Hospice of Stanly Bereavement Coordinator Michaele Conners, MA, LCMHCS. “Last year our team was pleased with the time of healing as our community remembered those we lost with love. We invite you to join us for this special event.”

“The event is truly an opportunity for joy as we set aside a moment to remember those who are no longer with us,” added Janna Spurr Hospice of Stanly Bereavement Coordinator MSW, LCSW. “The entire community is invited to take part in this event. There is no charge for the lantern kits.”

The event is made possible by funding from the Stanly County United Way and the generosity of donors in the community.

For questions about Light the Lake: A Water Lantern Celebration, contact Hospice of Stanly at 704-983-4216.