Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sky Lanterns


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Article published in the January 17, 2013 issue of The Mena Star

After being rained out in December, the Relay For Life Sky Lanterns event was held Tuesday evening outside Rich Mountain Community College.  The sky lanterns serve as both a fundraiser for Relay For Life, but also a special opportunity to honor friends, family, and loved  ones who have battled cancer.

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On the evening, 51 sky lanterns were purchased and launched into the night sky, glowing as they rose and floated out of sight.  The evening also served as the 2013 Relay Kick-Off event.  The event raised over $1,200 for the Relay For Life Polk County organization.

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4 comments:

  1. What beautiful way to frame a fundraiser in light!

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  2. I love these floating lanterns. So pretty.

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  3. They're banned here - the authorities said something about these affecting aircrafts in mid-air or something like that. Still, rules are meant to be bent, I guess, so we do get people letting these fly sometimes. I think they're very popular in Taiwan.

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