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MADD Hosting Candlelight Vigil at Farmingdale College

30th annual event scheduled for Dec. 2.

The Long Island Chapter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) will be holding their 30th annual candlelight vigil at Farmingdale State College.

The college will be hosting the nonprofit organization's event on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. at Roosevelt Hall Little Theatre on campus.

An estimated 200 individuals are expected to show up to honor of a loved one who was injured or killed by a drunk driver.

Participants are encouraged to attend the candle lighting ceremony and walk through the Garden of Awareness to place a white carnation on the Wall of Remembrance at the college. 

The wall currently holds over 300 names of those impacted by drunk driving accidents. 

Special guests will include soloist and Farmingdale State alumna and current staff member, Kathryn Burke and a performance by the New York State Troopers Emerald Society Bagpipes.

Boy Scout Troop #329 of Bayport will perform a Color Guard Presentation in memory of the late Suffolk County Police Officer, Glen L. Ciano, who was killed by a drunk driver while on duty in 2009.

New to the ceremony this year, a volunteer for Victim Impact Panels, Frank Saladino, who will be performing a classical guitar solo. 

For more information, call: (631) 546-6233.

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