April 13, 2024

Deep River’s Floating Candle lantern celebration to aid youth with autism

DEEP RIVER — Hundreds of people are expected to decorate lanterns and float them on Platwood Park Pond as part of a celebration of people of all abilities, and effort to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.


“The whole purpose of water lantern was a way to bring the community together to celebrate people of all abilities,” she said. “We’re just out there to raise awareness, and make sure people know these young adults so that they become a part of the fabric of the community.”


“It had to be meaningful, and it had to bring the community together,” she said. “The symbol of a candle always symbolizes hope. The idea of lighting the way for other people is at the heart of what we do. It just made sense.” –Source