Special Events

The Topeka TCF Chapter holds three special memorial events each year. We understand the need of bereaved families to have the opportunity to participate in events that celebrate and honor the lives of their deceased children, grandchildren and siblings. All bereaved family members are encouraged to participate in these memorial events.


Memorial Candle Lighting Program
In December of each year, the Topeka Chapter holds a Candle Lighting Memorial Program including special music, poetry readings and an opportunity for each family member to light a candle in memory of their loved one. This year the Candle Lighting will take place on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Votive candles are provided and those attending are asked to bring a framed, desk-top photo of their child, grandchild or sibling to place on the Memory Tables (No larger than 8 x 10, please). You are also encouraged to bring your child's favorite holiday treat to share with the group following the Candle Lighting.This special program takes the place of our regular monthly support group meeting in December. PLEASE note the date change in your calendars.



Memorial Picnic and Dove Release

Our 25th Annual Memorial Picnic and Dove Release was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Shelter House #2 at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, KS.  We were thrilled to share the music and message of Alan Pedersen with those attending. Alan joined us for the event as part of his Angelss Across the USA Tour. There are several photos of the event on the front page of the Nov/Dec 2018 Newsletter which you will find on this website under Newsletters from the main menu.

We would like to thank Dillons at Fairlawn Plaza for providing the delicious fried and baked chicken for the event.  We also thank Lindy Spring for providing ice.  Thanks to all who attended and brought your wonderfully delicious potluck dishes to share as well as your love and memories for all those children in whose honor we gathered.
Watch this space for an announcement of upcoming special events for the Topeka TCF Chapter.

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