Remembrance Gathering 2010

Sweet Pea Project's First Annual Remembrance Gathering
                              October 15, 2010                                                               Thanks to our sponsors
                    Long's Park in Lancaster, PA                                                                   Baby's Silkie                                
                  Balloon pick-up from 5-5:45pm                                             Charles F. Synder Funeral Homes
                        Balloon Release at 6pm                                                        John & Marie Gallagher, in memory of Madeline

October 15th is National Remembrance Day for families who have experienced the death of a baby.  In observance of this day, and in honor of all the babies that are so deeply loved and missed, Sweet Pea Project is holding its First Annual Balloon Release.  The event will take place in the grassy field in front of the amphitheater at Long's Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The Sweet Pea Project team will be handing out balloons from 5pm until 5:45pm and the release will take place promptly at 6pm.
  Come early to ensure time to personalize your balloon. 

Compostable seed paper will be provided for you to write a small note to your child. The notes will be inserted into the balloons so that when the balloon bursts, the notes will be reclaimed by the earth and sprout wildflowers.

We have taken precautions to make sure that this is an eco-friendly event.  For this reason we must insist that you do not bring your own balloons.  Biodegradable balloons will be provided.

There is no cost for this event and registration is not required, but please feel free to drop us a quick note if you plan to attend.

We are thrilled to announce that this year's event will include a performance by singer/songwriter
Bobbi Carmitchell!
Music will begin a few moments before 6pm.

photograph & design by Stephanie Paige Cole
Sweet Pea Project's First Annual Balloon Release has inspired other balloon releases around the world, including San Diego, California
Sydney, Australia, Lincoln, California,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Lakeland, Florida;
Seabrook, Texas and Newark, Ohio

Want to host a balloon release in your town?
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