Candlelight vigil to be held in Mechanicsburg

By Justin Miller - [email protected]

MECHANICSBURG — The annual candlelight vigil to honor lost loved ones will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. on Main Street in Mechanicsburg.

A Christmas tree decorated with photos of the deceased will be on display throughout the holiday season near the fire department. The tree was donated by Bell’s Christmas Trees and is maintained by a small group including Carmela Wiant, who lost her son David a decade ago and has been honoring him ever since.

The lighting will be part of a global event for Compassionate Friends, a non-profit group for grief. Learn more at

By Justin Miller

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