Annual Memorial Candle Lighting

Join us on December 11th at the Huntington Congregational Church in Shelton for our annual candle lighting. Every year we hold this beautiful event full of love, hope and memories in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends World Wide Candle Lighting.  The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon.  The Tony Brown Foundation extends the invitation to include and acknowledges  ALL our loved ones, spouses, friends, parents, ANYONE who has left us with memories and a heart of love. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. Local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all gone too soon.

The event is FREE to all.  Doors open at 6:00 with our program beginning at 6:30  There will be musical performances, special readings and a slideshow show of remembrance.  Candles will be lit at Exactly 7PM to coincide with TCF’s worldwide lighting.  Afterwards there will be social time with pot luck desserts, snacks, and coffee. If you would like your loved one included in our slide show, please email a photo to with the correct name to be read by December 5th!  You may also include a few others (up to three) to be used in our “background” slide show which plays throughout the evening.

Every year we have a collection for the local food pantry and Toys for Tots.  If you would like to contribute, please bring an unwrapped toy and/or a non perishable food item.

An RSVP is appreciated as it helps the planning process.2016-candle-lighting-centerpiece-2

If you would like, you may sponsor a centerpiece in memory and honor of your loved one.  The cost is $35 a piece and will include a photo place card with your loved ones name on it.  You may sponsor one by making a donation through our pay pal with your credit/debit card or by mailing a check to The Tony Brown Foundation, 835 Monroe Tpke, Monroe CT 06468.  Please be sure to email your photo and text to by December 5th!  There is a limited amount, so please get your sponsorship in ASAP. 

We look forward to sharing such a special evening with you!

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