Lucas Holtom Carnival Day

Saturday July 8th, 2017

11:00AM - 3:00PM
IN LEANDER PARK

363 HOWDEN BLVD

A FREE Carnival?

Each year families come enjoy a stress free day of fun & are reminded about the preciousness of life, given a new appreciation for the joy of children and above all, feel they had an opportunity to celebrate!

 
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Why a Carnival?

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"A carnival! Yes, a FREE carnival, open to anyone and everyone... a day when families can come and experience JOY with each other. We have games for all ages, prizes, and pony rides. The plan is to do it every year, on the second Saturday of July." -Jamie and Katrina Holtom

When someone you love dies, there is often a need to DO something... If they died of an illness, you may support the research. If they died from the hands of a drunk driver, you may join MADD. There is a desire to have them remembered, to somehow live on. That is how this carnival came to be. We had a deep desire to remember our little boy, and to somehow capture who he was and what he meant to us.

We thought about sponsoring one child for music lessons... but that seemed too limited for a boy who touched so many lives in his short two years. A zoo day?? He loved the zoo... but logistics and limits left us wondering.

Then - a carnival! Yes, a FREE carnival, open to anyone and everyone, those who knew him and those who didn't, a day when families can come experience JOY with each other. It sounded perfect, and once we got going, the support just encouraged us even more. We would have games for all ages, prizes, and pony rides. We would have a slide show offered for anyone who wanted to see who Lucas was - and remember.

We planned for July 14th, the anniversary of his death. A day that brought so much sorrow, but we remember him with joy. The plan is to do it every year, on the second Saturday of July. Our hope is that it will continue to be a way to remember and celebrate Lucas' life, as well as offer a positive day for the community of Brampton.



2 comments

  • Alexa

    OOPS! I'm sorry - I thought the carnival was next weekend! I can't make it today - I have previous commitments - NEXT year!!!

    God bless,
    Alexa

    Alexa Saturday, 09 July 2011 10:05 Comment Link
  • Alexa

    My family and I will be there! This is amazing. My twin brother, Kurt, was killed on his bicycle when we were 6 years old in Brunswick, Maine, USA on July 15, 1963. I am 54 years old now and my family and I have decided to call July 15th, "Brothers Day" in honor of all brothers everywhere. It's just our own tradition, but my two sons appreciate one another every July 15th by either a gift, a card, dinner out or a phone call on that day... I have a 28 year old and a 10 year old! (My first son was 10 when his father died from multiple sclerosis and I remarried a Canadian and had my second son when I was 43!)
    Bless you. Bless you. Bless you.

    Alexa and Family

    Alexa Saturday, 09 July 2011 10:04 Comment Link
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