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Floating Lantern Pet Memorial Bellingham 2017

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Bloedel Donovan Park

2114 Electric Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98229

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Join us for a personal and collective moment of remembrance, reflection and gratitude for the pets who have enriched our lives.

DAY OF THE EVENT – HOW IT WORKS

Please arrive at the park between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. Please dress appropriately for the weather after sunset, and consider bringing a lawn chair, cushion or blanket.

At check-in you will receive a 18″ X 6″ sheet of transparent paper that can be decorated with memories of your beloved pet. Pens and markers will be provided for your use. You may also bring a photocopy of your pet’s picture (non-returnable) to attach to the paper. (A color printer/scanner will be available on-site for folks who only have photos on photo paper. You may scan your photograph and create a paper copy for your lantern allowing you to keep the original. (Photo paper doesn’t allow light to shine through and so does not work well on a lantern.)

When it is complete, volunteers will help you place your decorated paper into a lantern structure.

Then whenever you are ready (physically and emotionally) a lighted path flanked by several hand-bell ringers will guide you to the release point on the beach. (***This is different from previous years when the lantern release happened in unison.) Volunteers will be at the release point to assist you, and a gong will be gently struck as your lantern is released.

You are encouraged to stay as long as you like to watch the lanterns and visit with other participants.

At approximately 9 PM, volunteers will begin retrieving all lanterns from the lake.

The floating lanterns are made of reusable material, and are lit by LED lights. Every single lantern will be retrieved from the water right after the event and a crew will check again the following morning. Reusable parts will be cleaned and stored for future use.

The paper sleeves cannot be returned to you. They will be respectfully collected and cremated.

Visit http://www.pet-lantern-bham.com for more information.

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Bloedel Donovan Park

2114 Electric Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98229

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