On October 10, 2020, Serve Wenatchee Valley is bringing back their community event “Light the LOOP”, only this year it is going to have a different look and goal! “We plan to coordinate lighting the entire 9.6 miles of loop trail”, says Thom Nees, Executive Director of Serve Wenatchee Valley. “We are inviting our communities to come together and stand in solidarity hand-in-hand or 6’ apart (depending on what phase the counties will be in and in cooperation with the local health district) to celebrate where we are as a Sign of HOPE!”
Local organizations, businesses, and churches are invited to adopt a 1/8-mile section of the loop within the circle from Chelan County’s Walla Walla Point Park southward across the Columbia River on the Pedestrian Bridge, down the paved trail north on the waterfront of East Wenatchee, crossing the Odabashian Bridge (Highway 97) on the north side of town, and back to the western side.
We will begin to gather at 5:30PM, get into place and light the loop at 7:17PM. Residents who cannot attend in person are invited to shine their light and sound their HOPE from their own homes at the 7:17PM mark. We are working with local media outlets in order to promote and broadcast the event live on radio, television, and online digital channels. Our goal is for everyone in our Valley to stop and join together in HOPE as we emerge from this pandemic.
The event is being coordinated by an expanding group of community leaders currently including: Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, Digital Media Northwest, Wenatchee Downtown Association, Impact! Events, Link Transit, Numerica Performing Arts Center, Chelan County PUD, Confluence Rotary Club along with other members of our community.
The Lighting of the Loop will offer an amazing picture of what can be done when we all come together and Make HOPE Contagious. It will serve for years to come as a Sign of HOPE!
If you are a part of an organization or business locally and want to get involved, you can do that here: https://hipaa.jotform.com/TeresaCraig/light-the-loop-2020
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