Water Lantern Celebration 2021



A Little Compassion, Inc. (ALC) Presents:

3rd Annual Water Lantern Celebration 2021

"Lighting the Way for People of All Abilities"

September 25th, 2021 (Rain Date September 26th)

Plattwood Park - Deep River Connecticut   5:30-8:00 pm

Join us for our 3rd annual community event celebrating individuals of all abilities. Hundreds of hand decorated lanterns inscribed with personal greetings and memories will once again lift up and honor those in our communities who overcome challenges every day.

Sarah Cody of WTNH Channel 8 News is our event MC again this year and we're looking forward to gathering our compassionate community together in person or virtually.
Please join us this year!


Purchase lanterns online through this secure Link or Click Here to print and mail or purchase in store at The Nest at 162 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417.

Lantern Pricing:

In Person (Includes Boxed Dinner*, Lantern Decorating/Launch and Entertainment)

  • Adults                           $25 Each ($30 after 8/15)
  • Child (12/under)       $15
  • Family 4-Pack            $75 ($90 after 8/15)
  • Extra Lanterns           $10 Each

Drop Off (Drive-thru Lantern Drop-off / Live Stream Viewing at Home)

  • Lanterns Only            $15 Each

Compassion (Lanterns will be given to deserving community members to attend the event, decorate/launch a lantern and enjoy a Boxed Dinner*)

  • Compassion Lantern  $20 Each

Sponsor (Sponsorship opportunities include lanterns and range from $100 to $5,000 click here to purchase)

*Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available for Boxed Dinners

Click Here to register online. Last day to purchase Lanterns is September 18th

Participants will recieve further event details and instructions as the event draws near.

Water Lantern Celebration 2021 is the primary fundraising event for A Little Compassion Inc. (ALC) and its flagship program, The Nest Coffee House. Our little non-profit organization has a big mission to change the lives of young adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities or neurodiversity.

This year because of participants like you we not only survived COVID-19 but found new and innovative ways to support the young adults we serve. We believe that every young adult should have the opportunity to work, play, and thrive in their own community. We've also reached higher to create a community rooted in inclusion, acceptance and celebration of uniqueness. Together we are changing lives.

Thank You!