I know this is a little ways out but it's never too early to mark your calendars and this sounds like a really special event. My kids are too young to really understand what it means to lose a loved one, but I can only imagine how difficult it must be to explain to kids who are old enough comprehend it. Here's a way to help them sort out their feelings.
On October 23 at Tilley Pond in Darien kids from all over are invited to HOPE Floats, a family-orientated event that allows children of all ages and their families to build and decorate small, easy-to-construct sailboats. Glue, markers and other art supplies will be available to help children personalize their boats. Those wishing to honor someone or remember a loved one are encouraged to write that person's name on the boat's sail. Families will be invited to launch the sailboats beginning at 4 p.m.
Those purchasing sailboats will be given free pizza courtesy of The Pizza Truck Company of Bethel. All proceeds will benefit critical illness and bereavement support services offered through Family Centers' Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids. Boats can be purchased the day of for $10 or by clicking here.
For more details visit www.familycenters.org