Thursday, August 23, 2018

Twilight on the River will light up the Minto Bridge

Willamette Valley Hospice and several other organizations are holding a combo celebration and memorial down in Riverfront Park this evening.
Imagine thousands of luminarias glowing at twilight, each light representing someone who has brought love, laughter and light into our lives – a friend, family member, neighbor, or co-worker. In celebration of Willamette Valley Hospice’s 40th year of caring for neighbors in our community, 24,000 glowing luminarias will honor and remember each of them.
Quite apart from the fact that it is about dying and memory, it is also about light, and beauty, and, well, infrastructure.

It could be one of the very best and most wonderful uses of the Minto Bridge and path system since it opened. Maybe the best full stop.

In addition to ways you might want to remember someone, it's also a candidate for the most creative employment of the bridge, a delightful and moving aesthetic moment in and of itself, and something to consider visiting this evening.

The smoke is supposed to have subsided, the temperatures will have moderated, and it could be a very magical evening.

There is a program at 7pm, and the twilight stroll between 8pm and 9pm.

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