December 27: Vigil To Remember Fires

The Ward 3 Neighborhood Association announces:

To: Members of the Ward 3 Neighborhood Association
Re: One-Year Anniversary of the Ward 3 Fires
From: Jerry Budgar, President

December 27 marks the one-year anniversary of the horrible fires that ravaged Ward 3 last year, and the Ward 3 Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the City of Northampton, is sponsoring a silent one-hour vigil on that date to mark the occasion. The vigil will occur in Lampron Park, which is in front of Bridge Street School from 6 to 7 p.m. The Sheriff’s Department is donating glow sticks to provide a source of light for the evening.

The vigil will allow all of us to remember two Ward 3 residents, Paul Yeskie Sr. and Paul Yeskie Jr., who died in one of the fires. We will also be able to stand in solidarity with those who suffered other losses and are still working to heal from the terror of that night. We also want the vigil to express our gratitude to city officials who stood with the people of Ward 3 in our time of need, and the local and state public safety officials whose hard work resulted in a quick arrest.

We hope you will join us for this vigil as a way to express our united concern for those who were affected by the fires and our gratitude to those who gave so much of themselves to help the residents of our ward when it was needed most.

Jerry Budgar