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TO THE EDITOR: Our 10th Candlelight Vigil took place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Riverview Cemetery in Chazy around the Christmas Box Angel (Angel of Hope).
Pam Moser welcomed everybody to the vigil, the Rev. Ray Moreau read the prayer, and Amelia Stevens recited the poem.
Songs included “Angel of Hope,” “Light A Candle,” “To Where You Are” and Staub Spiegel’s song, “If I Could Have Something for Christmas,” which closed the vigil.
Around the world on Dec. 6, candlelight vigils were held so families and friends could remember their “Little Angels.” The candles were lit by those who felt great sadness and emptiness with their loved ones leaving this world too soon but with hope that the annual vigils will bring a little consolation at this time of year.
A white flower was placed at the angel by everybody in attendance. Hot chocolate and cookies were served at the Chazy Town Hall.
During the Christmas season (up to Jan. 1, 2013), the angel will be flood-lit. You are welcome to stop by and lay your white flower and to see this special place of peace.
Thank you to Rev. Moreau, Amelia Stevens, Ray Rivera, John Martins, Debbie Olds, Tom Trombly, the Town of Chazy and all those who made donations.
DIANE TROMBLY, PAM MOSER, AMY AND SHERB HOUSE, PETER NEVERETT, BETTY GALLAGHER, DALEANNE WOLTER, DICK AND LORRAINE WALKER AND MEREDIETH O’CONNER
TO THE EDITOR: The Cadyville Community Tree Lighting held on Dec. 8 was again a great success.
This was the 12th anniversary of this event, which is held each year through the efforts of the Cadyville Wesleyan Church, St. James Catholic Church, Cadyville Fire Department Auxiliary and the Cadyville Fire Department. There were more than 200 attendees who enjoyed horse-drawn rides, a visit from Santa, refreshments and the company of fellow community friends. The event was free of charge to the public.
We would like to thank our donators: Bob and Suzanne Miller, Applebee’s, Bob and Elsie Golovach, Lashway’s Meats, Jeff and Charlene Favaro and Rick Gonyea. The continued generosity of this group is greatly appreciated.
This year, the families of Helen Miller and Dorothy “Dot” Devan lit the community tree. Helen and Dot were longtime residents of Cadyville 2ho passed away this year.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year, Happy holidays to all.
JEFF AND CHARLENE FAVARO
BOB AND SUZANNE MILLER
JOHN AND ROBIN DOWNEY