Candlelight Procession to Commemorate the Montecito Mudslides

Candlelight Procession in Memoriam

MONTECITO, Calif. - An observance is planned to remember the victims of the Montecito Mudslide Wednesday evening.

The Thomas Fire Anniversary Planning Committee organized a candlelit procession that begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lower Manning Park in Montecito.

The community is asked to meet at 6:00 p.m.

The walk will go down San Ysidro Road and end at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church with a bell ceremony and a cup of soup. 

Flameless candles will be available to all participants prior to the walk.  

Parking at Lower Manning Park is reserved for persons with low mobility.

Able-bodied persons are asked to park and take the shuttle at these locations : 

  • The Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Music Academy of the West
  • St. Joseph's Church in Carpinteria

Shuttle service at the participating lots begins at 5:00 p.m. and will run every 20 minutes until 6:00 p.m.

Community members can text "SouthSBC" to 555-888 to receive the program the night of the event, as well as any updates regarding potential changes due to weather.

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