October 22, 2014

Luminary Prayer Ceremony for Colin Gillis was held on March 23rd

Over 200 people attended this very heart warming and touching ceremony for Colin Gills on Friday, March 23rd. Approximately 300 bags were sold with all proceeds going to the ‘Colin Gillis Fund.’

If you were unable to attend the Ceremony you can see it by clicking here.


Everyone is welcome to attend this special ceremony on March 23rd. The event will be held in the Grand stands in the Tupper Lake Municipal Park. We ask that everyone show up between 8pm-9pm to purchase their luminaries and write their prayer on them. Volunteers will be on hand to light the luminaries. Luminaries will cost $5 each with all proceeds going to the ‘Colin Gillis Fund’ that has been established at Community Bank. At 9pm we will turn the lights from the ball field off and have a moment of silence. The lights will remain off from 9pm-until approximately 9:30pm. We ask that you bring a flashlight so you can get around the bleachers safely while the ball field lights are off. Luminary bags were donated by Relay for Life & Mattoons Sunflour Bakery.

We invite you to RSVP & share this event on facebook by clicking here.

A special thank you to the DEC, Village of Tupper Lake, The Tupper Lake Fire Department, Relay for Life, Mattoons Sunflour Bakery, Melissa Perham, Donna Sabin and The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce for putting this event together so quickly!

For those of you that can’t make it:

A fund has been established at Community Bank in Tupper Lake to support the Gillis family. You can stop by either branch in Tupper Lake if you would like to make a donation.  You can make the check payable to-’Colin Gillis Fund.’ You can also mail a check to-

Community Bank
Attn: Gail
75 Park Street
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

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