A great big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate in the streets last night for the 2013 River of Light. It was a beautiful evening that surpassed all of our expectations. The parade snaked its way through the streets of Waterbury–hundreds of people of all ages from Burlington to Randolph, Middlebury to Northfield–including our wonderful Waterbury community who came out in force with fantastic lanterns of every shape and size.
Weather conditions were perfect–a clear and cloudless evening, any nighttime chills were taken away by the hot chocolate we drank by the roaring bonfires as we watched the ethereal sky lanterns rise into the inky sky. The arrival of the SD Ireland Cement Truck, a giant, rotating luminous globe of light was the final joy.
The beaming smiles on everyone’s faces was testimony to magical community event – thank you all!
Photos are on their way! (Photo below by Jason Swift)