Light Up the Lakes Event Planned at Mount Union

April 11, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio –Members of the University of Mount Union and Alliance communities are invited to come together at the Mount Union Lakes from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 for a floating candlelight vigil in remembrance of loved ones who may have passed away.

The event, entitled Light Up the Lakes, is the first of its kind at Mount Union. All are invited to come and give a minimum of a $1 donation to float a candle, provided by Alpha Phi Omega, on the campus lakes in memory of a loved one. One hundred percent of the funds collected will be donated to the Alliance Community Pantry.

Dan Goswick, a sophomore marketing major of Amherst, OH, discussed his inspiration for the event.

“We wanted to do something big, visual and something the community has never seen before. This is our first try at something of this scale, and we’ve put a lot of hard work into making this a great event. Being able to raise money for a local food pantry while ‘setting the lake on fire’ is an amazing opportunity that we’re very excited about. ”

Floating candles will be available by donation only at the lakes. Chives, Circulatory Center, Cockrill’s Studio and Healthy Heart Healthy Pleasures have sponsored the event.

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