Sunday, September 19, 2010


People gathered yesterday evening below Macdonough Monument in downtown Plattsburgh to pray for peace and to express their belief in a global family.

Sponsored by the Red Hummingbird Foundation the theme was expressed by participants lighting candles of different colors, symbolizing the diverse peoples of the world. The event was synchronized with other such gatherings from 4 PM in California to 9 AM in Sydney, Australia. More details can be found at the website,

Music, dance, fire poi dancers and even a firebreather performed while local artist Gharan Burton worked nearby at his easel, painting an image to commemorate the occasion.

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