With the theme of peace & harmony to guide them, visitors to the Armenian Heritage Park were invited to walk the labyrinth Sunday afternoon as well as participate in festive activities.
As the moon peeked out through the clouds, park regulars and newcomers mixed and mingled. “I’m here to honor the memory of my grandfather who would have been 96 years old today”, said Karen Colombosian, remarking on how these two special occasions had aligned. As she spoke, a procession had begun slowly winding their way along the labyrinth path covered, in places, by frosty white snow.
Tsoleen Sarian reflected: “For me, an event like this helps to create an opportunity for reflection amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It’s a chance to find some quiet and encounter tranquility even with so much going on around us.”
Greeters invited the crowd to tie a colorful ribbon of their choice on the wishing tree. Tasty treats featuring hot chocolate and cookies helped to further sweeten the experience. “Ladies First” a capella group provided musical entertainment, with a medley of favorite songs and a sing-along.