Compassionate Friends Chapter holds lantern launch

ESCANABA – In honer of the children they have lost, the Escanaba Chapter of Compassionate Friends will hold a lantern launch tonight at the home of the chapter leaders, Neil and Betty Hivala at 919 Lake Shore Dr. in Escanaba beginning at 7 p.m., with the lanterns being launched at dusk.

If you or someone you know has lost a child, we would like to invite you to attend this event. It will be an informal get together that will allow you to learn about out group and meet some members.

Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. When a child dies, at any age, for any reason, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

This event will take the place of our regularly scheduled September meeting and will resume regular monthly meetings on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Escanaba High School conference room.

For more information, call 786-0477.