On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm, all community members are invited to a walk of remembrance starting at Lower Manning Park with a short program leading into a candlelit processional down San Ysidro Road and ending at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church with a bell ceremony and cup of soup (church location – 83 Eucalyptus Lane). People will start assembling at Lower Manning Park at 6:00 pm with a program to begin at 6:30 pm. The walk is estimated to be 15-25 minutes. Shuttles will be available to transport community members to and from Lower Manning Park and other designated sites in Montecito.
Shuttles will be available at multiple locations beginning at 5 pm and will run every 20 minutes. Transportation schedule and locations attached.
Community and media may text “SouthSBC” to 555-888 to be established to receive the program the night of the event as well as any updates regarding potential changes due to weather.
Designated parking for media will be available in the lower Manning Park parking lot. Event planners will be available for interviews before and after the event. Survivors will be available for interviews after the bells ring at the completion of the walk.
Flameless candles will be available to all participants prior to the walk. The remembrance event will conclude with a bell ceremony and a cup of soup at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 83 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
Program participants include:
Chumash Elder of Montecito and son – residents of Little Spanish Town
David Landecker – Ba’al T’kjah David Landecker
Aimee Eyer-Deleyett – Rector of All-Saints-by-the Sea Church
Anthony Ranii – Superintendent of Montecito Union School District
Layla Farinpour – LMFT, Manager, Therapeutic Services, Cottage Health
Rev Marvel Hitson – Trauma Chaplain and Director of Congregational Health, Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth
J. Abraham Powell – Executive Director, Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade
Kevin Taylor – Division Chief of Operations, Montecito Fire
Liz Beebe – Disaster Relief Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of South SBC
Father Lawrence Seyer, Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT, Behavioral Wellness, Co-Chair Community Wellness Team
Lauren Cantin, survivor
Montecito Schools Children’s Choir