Lanterns of Light Ceremony
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Join Pappus House for 2nd annual Lanterns of Light event, celebrating the lives of all loved ones (including pets) who have passed away.
Virtual Program Honors Loved Ones Who Have Gone Before Us
Pappus House plans their 2nd annual Lanterns of Light event, celebrating the lives of all loved ones (including pets) who have passed away. This memorable event can be viewed online on Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at sunset, 6:43 PM. The event benefits Pappus House-York County’s only residential end-of-life care home.
Everyone in the community can honor their loved ones who have died by purchasing a lantern and submitting their remembrances at www.pappushouse.org/lanterns-of-light/ or by calling 717.893.5310. Lanterns are $25 for the first lantern and $20 for each subsequent lantern purchased. Pappus House volunteers will affix the messages on the lanterns and release them on a nearby lake. Viewers from far and wide can see their floating lanterns by tuning into the pre-recorded program, which will be streamed on October 4th at sunset at www.pappushouse.org and associated social media pages.
“This program provides families the opportunities honor and remember their loved ones, while supporting a valuable cause. Transitioning to a virtual program due to Covid-19, families can share their messages with those who may be tuning in from outside areas.” states Executive Director, Amy Jansky. Last year’s event, with the support of sponsors and participants, raised nearly $20,000 for the home, which has served over 80 individuals and their families.
About Pappus House
Pappus House provides compassionate end-of-life care for individuals and their families in collaboration with an area hospice provider. Pappus House provides 24/7 comfort care to its residents in a serene, home-like setting bringing peace, warmth and belonging to those in their final days. It was founded on a community-based social model adapted from other successful end-of-life homes across the US. This home is lovingly and generously community-supported, with 3 private bedrooms, large family kitchen and living areas to celebrate life, and play and entertainment areas for visiting children and families. The homes strengths are found in its people and the cultivation of genuine enduring relationships. Pappus House is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization located in York County. For more information, visit www.pappushouse.org
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
This event is now a virtual fundraiser.