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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This past Saturday, December 19th, the community came together to bring some positive energy with a lantern release.

The event was set up by Kate Hadland and staff at Tenacious Detail. Hadland was looking for ways to bring togetherness and positivity into people’s lives after the tough year people faced. Whether it was with the pandemic, losing loved ones, and not being able to properly mourn them, not being able to spend time with friends and family.

The lantern release was scheduled for 6 p.m., and Hadland said that the support they received from the community was amazing.

According to Hadland, 2,000 lanterns were released. She did say that a few did come untethered but says they did a clean-up on Sunday.

Hadland also wants to extend a huge ‘Thank-You!’ to everyone in the community who took part in the event. She says that everyone wore their masks, socially distanced, and cleaned up after themselves.

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