Jefferson Township Connect (JT Connect) hosted their 7th Annual “Light a Luminary in Remembrance” event on December 3 at the gazebo in the Jefferson Township Municipal Complex.

This event started due to the negative effects of drug overdose leading to suicide. The event acts as a tangible event for people to attend in order to remember their loved ones. During the event, attendees get the chance to light a candle and place it inside a paper bag. Together the lights scatter the pathway around the gazebo and light the way toward hope.

Photo: Amanda Ventre
Photo: Amanda Ventre

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event lasted about one hour and after giving time to light the candles, words were spoken about keeping hope and spreading love and awareness about mental illness to all age groups. Some members of JT Connect are counselors and were ready to help and talk to any attendee having a difficult time.

The next JT Connect meeting is January 8 at the town council office, all are welcome. For more information, connect on their Facebook page or e-mail jeffersontownshipconnect@gmail.com.

Photo: Amanda Ventre
Photo: Amanda Ventre

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