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BC Unites: Light the Night

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on April 16, 2020

candle in a window

Beginning Friday, April 17, BC families can join a community show of unity by placing an electric or battery-operated candle in their window.

During these uncertain times, the Bethlehem Central School District would like to create a special community-wide symbol of hope that can help unite BC and bring us closer together.

We are asking your family to join this nightly effort by placing an electric candle in a front window of your home that will shine brightly as a message of unity when the day is darkest. Like the rainbows we see throughout the Capital Region, the candles are intended to bring comfort to BC students, to our friends and to our neighbors.

We want our families to be safe so please be sure to only use an electric, or battery-operated, candle and not a candle with an actual flame.

If you don’t own an electric candle, there are still ways you could participate:

  • perhaps a neighbor has an extra they could leave at your doorstep (maintaining safe practices and social distancing), or
  • you could make a candle out of paper and place it in your window instead.

If your family has extra electric or battery-operated candles and you’re willing to share, your neighbors may be grateful for the offer. To maintain proper social distancing, just be sure to leave it on their porch or steps, or near their door. 

The Bethlehem community has shown a level of caring in a time of crisis that is unmatched. Our resilience will be too. We hope to shine a thousand lights as a reminder to those who are struggling the most that one thing will never change: we will get through this together because we are BC!