MARTINMAS LANTERN WALK
November 15th, 2019 at 5:00pm
Red Reef Park
Martinmas has been called the “festival of compassion.” Based on the story of St. Martin of Tours, a Roman soldier who abandoned his position of high rank and wealth to devote his life to serving the poor.
In early November, our Lantern Walk affirms symbolically that light can continue to shine even as the light and warmth of the sun are waning. Now light and warmth come more from our homes, and from the fellowship of friends and family. Carrying a light into the darkness in the company of others – as we do during the Lantern Walk – can be reassuring.
This festival invites us to follow the lantern light through the gathering darkness, joining with others who also have chosen the way of compassion.
For this year’s Lantern Walk we are happy to announce that it will be held on November 15th at Red Reef Beach for families of Early Childhood and Grades 1-3. We will be gathering at 5:00 PM for a BYOP (Bring your own picnic), before starting on our walk. Please see the attached flyer for details.
LANTERN WALK SONGS
For those parents who would like to start learning the songs please see the following YouTube videos
On the next video, we will use all but the last 3 songs
Boca Raton residents with beach parking decals can park at no charge at Red Reef. Otherwise parking is $17. You can also park across the street for $2 / per hour. We encourage you to confirm your decals are up to date and/or to carpool.
In the spirit of generosity, the Parent Council will also be placing collection boxes at both campuses on 11/7th and 11/8th to receive donations of clothing for young adult/teenagers. Please note, we do not need baby items or any kids clothes other than young adult and teenager sizes. These garments will go to a local organization called Kids in Distress, and they have expressed these needs.