The Wiscasset chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host a candle lighting Saturday to in memory of children who have died.

The event, scheduled for 6: 30 p. m. at the Wiscasset Community Center at 242 Gardiner Road, is part of a worldwide event to “remember children who have died at any age from any cause,” according to a press release.

“As candles burn in one time zone, they are then lit in the next, creating a virtual 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world,” the release states.

Last year, more than 550 such services were registered at the organization’s website at compassionatefriends.org.

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