Glimmer of Hope a time for hope and reflection

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BAY HEAD — Hundreds of people came to the borough last weekend to set their hopes, dreams and prayers afloat on Twilight Lake.

Glimmer of Hope, a symbolic art happening, took place at dusk Saturday, Aug. 12, when hundreds of paper lanterns carrying flickering candles and heartfelt messages were set atop the calm lake waters.

“It really was wonderful. I was thrilled,” said organizer Zsa Zsa Stackles, who was grateful the weather cooperated.

“The weather held out which was a bonus. I had many people calling here asking, ‘Are you going to cancel?’ … But I kept monitoring and posting pictures of hour-by- hour weather updates.”

According to Ms. Stackles, the goal of the art happening is to bring the community together to make friends and meet new people, be reflective with family and create art on the lake.

“I would say there were probably 200 to 300 people … and [Glimmer of Hope] raised over $4,000,” she said.

“My hopes and dreams are to have it get bigger and better. It fills my heart and everybody’s else’s heart.

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