Floating Wish lanterns glimmer on the lake

Floating Wish Lanterns

As part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebration weekend, staff and volunteers will place floating wish lanterns on the lake on Friday, July 1, at 8:45 p.m. Each lantern will carry a name in remembrance or in honor of a loved one.  (View the full list of 2022 Lake Junaluska Floating Wish Lantern Dedications (PDF).) All are welcome to the lakeside to enjoy, celebrate and admire this enchanting and meaningful display.

Donations for lanterns were accepted online through Wednesday, June 29. If you would still like to donate a lantern, you can do so in person, using cash or a check, on July 1 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. under the Harrell Center porch. These donations help sustain the mission and ministry of Lake Junaluska.

A full list of names of those who are honored and memorialized, along with the names of those who gave, can be downloaded and is also shared on Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebration webpage.

To help keep the lake clean, the lanterns are biodegradable and staff and volunteers will help gather as many lanterns as possible from the lake after the event as soon as conditions allow.

Event Details:

July 1, 2022
8:45 pm
Lanterns released on the lake from a pontoon boat are visible from the lakeshore
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