CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Interfaith Council is encouraging people in Butte County and beyond to recognize 85 seconds of silence at 11:08 a.m. on November 8, 2019, the One Year Anniversary of the start of the Camp Fire. 85 is the number of people who lost their lives in the most destructive fire in California history.
The Interfaith Council will host a symbolic bird release in Chico City Plaza, to rejoice in Butte County's strength and resilience. There will be a performance by the Chico High School Choir, music, prayer, 85 seconds of silence, then the release. It will begin at 10:45 a.m. and wrap up by 12:15 p.m.
Organizers say because no one knows how they will feel on the somber anniversary, not everyone will want to attend organized events. So, they are also offering an online "template" to refer to with suggestions of ways to pay tribute individually. Their website offers suggestions you can download, like prayers, poems, and music. You can find it here.
The town of paradise also has a number of memorial events planned. you can find a complete list here.
- Chico Interfaith Council Camp Fire Remembrance Day
- Camp Fire remembrance in Magalia
- Survivors talk Camp Fire recovery and remembrance
- Community Interfaith Memorial honors victims of Camp Fire
- November 8 officially named Camp Fire Remembrance day
- November 8th named Camp Fire Remembrance Day in Butte County
- Paradise Symphony Performs for Camp Fire Remembrance Week
- 'Day of Remembrance' for California mudslides
- Chico City Council approvals
- Chico City Council appoints new fire chief