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Walla Walla joins a worldwide candle lighting in honor of children gone too soon


December 5, 2019

WALLA WALLA—The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a volunteer-led organization that offers support to those have lost a child, grandchild or sibling, will take part in a Worldwide Candle Lighting on Sunday, December 8th at Land Title Plaza. At 7:00pm local time, hundreds of thousands of persons will light a candle to honor a child gone too soon. Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, this event creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light moving across the time zones.

The event is open to those who have lost a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, brother or sister or for those supporting one who has lost those loved ones. People are asked to arrive by 6:30 in order to distribute candles in a timely manner.

The Compassionate Friends meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Walla Walla Community Hospice at 7pm. To learn more about TCH you can visit the National Chapter’s website at or visit the local chapter’s Facebook page at @tcfwallawalla, where you can also find more details about the event. You may also call 509-593-0551 or email


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