Scenes from Blairstown’s Peace Vigil
The Vigil for Ukraine took place in front of the Post Office on Wednesday night, March 2nd. It lasted more than 2 hours and attracted a small crowd of people, many of Ukrainian heritage. Spilling off the sidewalk, attendees show their support for their support for the Ukrainian resistance. Small white votive candles were handed out to all, creating a serious and somber mood.
Co-organized by Gina Trish, Lena Halberstad, Karen Klein and others who worked hard to spread the word, the night featured many sharing harrowing stories from friends and relatives overseas in Ukraine enduring the ongoing Russian invasion. Trish said more Vigils will likely be held if residents think they are necessary while Russia continues with the violence.
Quilting for a Cause is accepting donations at 27 High Street. Rose Phalon said she put a basket on her front porch to collect donations of items to send to nearby Poland. There, refugees are in need of basic toiletries and living supplies. Her group will ship out blankets, hats, scarves and mittens.