Horizon Health taking photo submissions for COVID-19 remembrance event

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PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Horizon Health and other local Illinois organizations are set to host a remembrance event at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Paris Twin Lakes Park for those who have passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event, titled “We Remember: A Tribute Event”, is “for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one during the pandemic due to COVID or otherwise,” a news release said. The free event is being organized by Horizon Health, the Horizon Health Foundation of East Central Illinois, the Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties, the Paris Ministerial Fellowship, Templeton Funeral Homes and Stewart & Carroll Funeral Home.

“COVID prevented many people from visiting or even saying goodbye to their loved ones,” licensed clinical social worker Abby Barrett said. “This event allows community members to gather and grieve together as we remember those who were so important to us.”

The event will feature live music, the dedication of a memorial wreath and a memorial slide show. It will include speakers, a prayer, a luminary for each life lost and a keepsake for attendees, according to the release.

In order to submit photos of your loved ones to be displayed at the tribute at visit MyHorizonHealth.org/Remember or drop off photos at the Horizon Health Hospital front desk. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Sept. 17. For more information, call (217) 466-4294 or email choffman@myhorizonhealth.org.

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