Glory Hole to host candlelight vigil

Posted: Monday, December 21, 2009

JUNEAU - The Glory Hole and Front Street Clinic will be holding their annual "Day of Remembrance" candlelight vigil this evening.

The national event, held on the winter solstice, commemorates homeless people who have died on the street.

"December 21 is the longest night, the winter solstice. It represents the fact that people who are experiencing homelessness, who have no shelter, will experience a very long night without shelter," said Gail Tharpe-Lucero, a physician's assistant at the Front Street Clinic.

Tharpe-Lucero will speak on Scotty Beaupre, a homeless man and member of her band who passed away this year.

The vigil will be at 5:30 in Marine Park. At about 6 p.m., after the vigil, all will be welcome at the Glory Hole for dinner, Executive Director Mariya Lovishchuk said.

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