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Candlelighting service open to families who have lost children


Dispatch Staff Report



The Compassionate Friends of the Golden Triangle invite families who have lost a child or grandchild to an area-wide candlelighting service of remembrance Sunday, Dec. 9, at West Point's First Presbyterian Church. 


The observance in the church's Fellowship Hall at the corner of East and Broad Streets begins at 4 p.m. 


"This is a celebration of our children's lives. We invite parents to come, bring their family and friends as we unite to remember our precious children during the Christmas season," said Lynne Posey, facilitator of the area chapter. 


The ceremony, which is held annually, is simple and touching, offering support and encouragement to families, said Posey. 


A Remembrance Table will be set up for those who would like to remember their child with a picture. 


Compassionate Friends offers more than 600 meeting locations around the country, bringing bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents together to talk, listen, share and provide emotional support for families coping with the loss of a child.  


The Golden Triangle chapter meets monthly in West Point, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. For more information about the service or chapter, contact Michelle Lowe at 662-495-2337. 


Refreshments will be served following the candlelighting remembrance.



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