Lantern Ceremony 2016 

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Event volunteers Shiho Brannick (right), of Eureka, and Maggie Shaffer, of Arcata, helped pass out lantern-making supplies on the Arcata Plaza early on Saturday morning.
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Reetu Tandukar-Robinson, of Bayside, prepared a lantern with an image of her home country, Nepal.
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Many lanterns were prepared in memory of husband and wife Carl Chatfield and Susan Anderson, of Bayside, who both died this summer.
After buying fresh sunflowers at the Farmers' Market, Jennaka Bozzoli, of Eureka, prepared her personalized lantern on Saturday morning.
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Cub Scout Simon Zagone, of Arcata, and other members of Pack 95 prepared their personalized lanterns on Saturday morning.
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Marissa Kautzer, of Manteca,and her daughter Itziel jworked together on their lantern.
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Elena Soloview, of McKinleyville, brought her personalized lantern and a blanket to sit on during the program.
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Dozens of lanterns were brought to Klopp Lake at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Santuary.
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A large crowd gathered at Klopp Lake at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary for the 34th annual Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
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Julia Anderson, of Briceland, carried a flag bearing two photos of her son, Nick, during the ceremony.
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Fry Wolhandler, of McKinleyville, helped lead singing during the program.
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The Raging Grannies performed songs during the program.
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Event volunteer Lynda McDevitt, of Trinidad, helped launch the first remembrance lanterns.
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Attendees at the 34th Annual Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony launched their remembrance lanterns.
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Volunteers waded into the shallows to help move the lanterns out into the gentle breeze that carried them out into the lake.
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The lanterns were lit with battery-powered lights this year instead of candles.
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Dozens of personalized remembrance lanterns floated gently out into Klopp Lake.
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The ceremony is drawn from the Japanese Obon tradition of honoring the departed.
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Lanterns drifted away into the fog.
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Julia Anderson, of Briceland, carried a flag bearing two photos of her son, Nick, during the ceremony.

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