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Ceremony to Observe One-Year Anniversary of Wildfires

OctOctober 8 2018

4:00pm - 8:00pm Courthouse Square

600-636 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa will hold a ceremony on October 8, 2018, in observance of the one-year anniversary of the Sonoma Complex Fires. The ceremony will include a memorial bell ringing to remember those who lost their lives and provide an opportunity for community grieving, healing and reflection through public chalk art expression. The chalk art will continue on October 9th.

The community is invited to the ceremony, which will be held in downtown Santa Rosa at Courthouse Square. Schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 8, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Chalk will be available for public art expression. Chalk art will be encouraged on sidewalks around Courthouse Square.
The ceremony will start at 6:00pm and will include a reading by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla and a Firefighter memorial bell ringing.

Tuesday, October 9,  10:00am-6:00pm
Continuation of public chalk art expression.

Additional remembrance events are being planned throughout Sonoma County by other community organizations. View a listing of those events.

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