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Angel Lights on Sept. 11 to glow in The Express

LOCK HAVEN –Angel Light luminaries will once again shine on the evening of Sept. 11.

The Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven plans to hold the Angel Lights tribute as it has done in the past. Because of Covid-19 precautions, the tribute in Triangle Park will likely be smaller than in the past. Each light glowing in the park may be a beacon representing victims and survivors of Sept. 11, first-responders, branches of the military service, and other groups who are important to us as a community.

Still, everyone is invited to personally sponsor one or more Angel Lights, in honor of a special someone in their life.

All of these personal lights will shine together – in The Express.

The Rotary club hopes the community will join in as it alway has, even though nobody knows for sure what the Covid-19 risks and restrictions will be next month.

“We are hoping and planning to have Angel Lights in the park, but it isn’t entirely up to us,” said Marianne Lotfi, president of the Downtown Rotary Club. “We can’t guarantee anything, so we have decided to take out an ad in The Express listing all the Angel Lights and ensuring that they will be seen on Friday, Sept. 11.”

Angel Lights are available for a donation of $5 each. The event is a little different this year, but the amount of the donation stays the same.

Anyone who wishes to sponsor an Angel Light may send $5 to Wendy Doherty, 118 Akeley Lane, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745. Please include your name and contact information, as well as the name you would like in the newspaper ad for your special Angel Light. Checks should be made payable to “Downtown Lock Haven Rotary Club”.

Another way to sponsor an Angel Light is to get a luminary bag at The Bus Stops Here store, 115 E. Main St., Lock Haven. Those who would like to write on or decorate their personal luminary should stop at the store. Again, the donation is $5. All of these Angel Lights will be recognized in The Express, and if possible, these luminaries will be lighted in Triangle Park as well.

The deadline for all Angel Lights is Friday, Sept. 3.

“We love Angel Lights because of the feeling of peace they bring,” club president Lotfi said. “We don’t want any large gathering at the park, but we hope people will drive past, or view the luminaries individually.

“We think that the whole community needs this healing moment, particularly in this strange and difficult year. I’d like to encourage everyone to help us light a candle for a better future,” she added.

Angel Lights often honor family members, remember loved ones who have passed on, honor soldiers or veterans, say thank you to a pastor or a favorite teacher, show respect for patriots and first-responders, bring a smile to a friend who could use a lift.

Proceeds from Angel Lights will go to local nonprofit organizations.

If you need more information, send a text to 570-295-3443 or email wstiver01@icloud.com.

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