For the last five years, Birch Bay has held a very special event – the Ring of Fire & Hope. Started by Mike & Rose Kent of Windermere Real Estate, Birch Bay Beach is ringed with fire when hundreds of people light flares at 7:00 on New Years Eve. This provides participants an opportunity to reflect on the end of one year and the hope for the coming year. During the thirty minutes that the flares burn, it is generally quiet as people reflect back and look forward. The past year we faced disasters, wars, and shootings – it was also full of hope, friendships, and fellowship. So join your Chamber and neighbors of Birch Bay at 7:00 PM, December 31, 2012!
The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce has been proud to serve as the organizer for the Ring of Fire & Hope and again this year will distribute flares provided by Mike & Rose Kent for free at the Birch Bay Visitor’s Center, 7900 Birch Bay Drive, starting at 5:00 PM. This year we have a limited number of flares, and everyone is encouraged to bring their own flares as the Chamber will limit the number of flares for any household to 2.
For those who would like to purchase their own flares, they are available at most auto parts stores as well as Pacific Building Center. If you do purchase your flares, please get the spike less flares that DO NOT have a nail on the end as we do not want to leave any nails on the beach. And, of course, do not let children handle, light or play with the flares.
Come join us for a truly wonderful reflective community event tonight.