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COVID-19 Candlelight Vigil to be held at Lycoming College

COVID-19 Candlelight Vigil to be held at Lycoming College

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To remember those lost to COVID-19, and to honor healthcare and frontline workers in their diligent efforts to battle the virus, Let’s End COVID!, Lycoming College, and the Lycoming Tri-County NAACP are partnering to host a Candlelight Vigil. The event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5:15 p.m. on Lycoming College’s Fultz Quad. Attendees are required to wear masks.

Going into the third year of the pandemic, members of the Williamsport community have experienced heartache, loss, and long-term health effects as a result of COVID-19. The vigil will provide attendees an opportunity for reflection, as well as for appreciation of the healthcare and frontline workers who continue to care for families. Charles Kiessling, Jr., RN, BSN, Lycoming County Coroner; Lisa E. Williams, president of Lycoming Tri-County NAACP, and the Rev. Roy Weeden, district pastor, Seventh Day Adventist Church of Williamsport, Milton, and Lock Haven, will provide remarks, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony.

Let’s End COVID! is a group of concerned people in Northcentral Pennsylvania working to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic through education, outreach, and mitigation. Membership includes leaders in the fields of medicine, public health, the faith community, education, business, and public policy. Although from a variety of perspectives, the group shares a non-partisan desire to implement solutions to this public health crisis that has devastated the lives of so many families in Lycoming County.

The NAACP is a multi-racial civil rights organization founded 112 years ago. Part of the Pennsylvania Conference of the national organization serving Lycoming, Clinton, and Northumberland Counties, the Lycoming Tri-County Branch seeks to educate, raise up Black voices, and cultivate the community energy of residents in the region to make changes here. 

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