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‘Liza’s Lights of Love’ at Harmony Fair Aug. 31

Staff Report

    HARMONY — The 2nd annual “Liza’s Lights of Love” will illuminate the skies at the Harmony Fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug. 31 following the fireworks show.

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    The observance is in memory of Aliza Jean Stutzman who lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 23, 2013 at the age of 13. She spent 17 weeks in the hospital undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and other forms of treatment.
    Her parents, Craig and Karen Stutzman, started the Aliza Jean Family Cancer Foundation to provide financial support for local families who have a child fighting cancer, with a focus on brain cancer, as well as to spread awareness about pediatric cancer and advocate for advancements in research and treatment.
    The “Lights of Love” are remembrance balloons with LED lights inside that donors can purchase and release on the last night of the Harmony Fair.
    Those who are unable to be at the fireworks and would like to have a balloon released in memory of a loved one can still purchase one at the Harmony Labor Day Free Fair.
    The name of the person honored will be written on a balloon and released at the event.
    Last year’s “Liza’s Lights of Love” raised over $2,000.
    Donations can also be made directly to the Aliza Jean Family Cancer Foundation, in care of Bangor Savings Bank, PO Box 454, Skowhegan, Me. 04976-0454.
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