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A commemorative event to honor the victims of the 1/9 Debris Flow.

Saturday January 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

How to participate:

Please feel welcomed to participate at whatever level is most comfortable for you.

In Montecito, you will probably be able to see the searchlight and hear the bells from your home.

KEYT will live stream the event and broadcast it on their station and internet site here..

Event organizers encourage attendees to RSVP at the Facebook event here.

To attend the Zoom event, register here.


For more information, call Sharon Byrne at the Montecito Association at (805) 636-0475.

A recording of the event will be available on January 12th, and a link will be posted on the Raising Our Light web page.


This event will be completely virtual to protect everyone's health and safety. It's simple and short this year, but powerful. Chief Taylor will open the event with a short speech from the Fire Station. Firefighters will light 23 candles commemorating the victims of the Debris Flow. There will be a moment of silence. Then, the bells from our schools, churches, and fire station will ring 23 times in unison across our community. Finally, a searchlight will be lit at Montecito Union School in honor of this community's losses on 1/9/18. 


Raising Our Light 2021 Event Sponsors

Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

Montecito Association


Montecito Fire 

Behavioral Wellness Community Wellness Team

Mindy Denson

Marvel Hitson

El Montecito Church

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Cold Spring School

Montecito Union School

To donate to help cover the costs, please make checks out to the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade or donate at their website here.

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