Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Harvest Lanterns Light the Labyrinth

On Saturday September 21st, the warm glow of lanterns of all shapes and sizes will illuminate the path of Carleton Place's community labyrinth for the 5th "Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk". Festivities take place at 7:00 pm behind the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum at the corner of George and Baines Streets in Carleton Place.

The Labyrinth Committee of Carleton Place invites you to bring out your lanterns and join an evening walk. Luminaries will be flickering along the labyrinth’s path and colourful handcrafted lanterns will be set aglow in “Labyrinth Park”.

Borrow a lantern from us or bring your own creation!” says TLC Chairperson Debby Lytle. Along with a candlelit path, expect to enjoy music, and refreshments – all chosen for the harvest theme. For those who are new to the labyrinth experience, it’s a perfect chance to visit the site and discover the serenity and simplicity of walking a labyrinth.

The "Harvest Lantern Labyrinth Walk" has become a popular fall event, as individuals and families from across the region bring along their festive lanterns, enjoy a walk in the crisp autumn air, and cozy up to a roaring bonfire. Garden benches and a wheelchair-accessible contemplation ring encircle the labyrinth for those who wish to relax and watch the candlelight.
Thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Town of Carleton Place and individuals and businesses within our community, this permanent labyrinth exists for people to use at any time.

Volunteers from the Labyrinth Committee are also available onsite each Tuesday from 9 to 10 am. until the end of October to answer any questions you may have.

For more information, or if you would like to help to set up the luminaries prior to the walk, please contact Debby at 613-257-1014

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