The Provincetown Community Compact (The Compact) will memorialize the 49 Orlando victims at a special ceremony at Provincetown Town Hall on Tuesday, September 6th at 1P. Each person's name will be inscribed on a black Prayer Ribbon then read aloud & attached to the 2,800 Prayer Ribbons accumulated over 25 years at the annual Provincetown Swim for Life. An additional ribbon will be inscribed for those injured in the Orlando attack. Jay Critchley, Founder of Provincetown Community Compact stated, "Like communities across the country, Provincetown was shocked & outraged by the recent massacre at a gay Orlando nightclub. Since the early 1980s, Provincetown has mourned the loss of hundreds of people to AIDS & has responded with compassion & action. We share a kinship with the Orlando community & honor their strength & resilience." After the ceremony at Town Hall the Prayer Ribbons will be carried in procession to the Provincetown Public Library front lawn to be displayed through Friday, September 9th. They will then be installed at the Boatslip Beach Club deck for the Swim for Life on Saturday, September 10th. The public will also be invited to inscribe ribbons to honor victims of violence from communities across the US. The Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. was established in 1993 as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization by Jay Critchley as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community. The Compact is looking for 49 individuals to participate in the ceremony.
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