COLORADO SPRINGS — Saturday evening, hundreds of Colorado Springs residents gathered around Prospect Lake to share in community and create massive amounts of water lanterns.
This year, according to numbers pulled from Facebook, nearly 2,000 people were interested in attending the event.
The event, part of a national organization known as the Water Lantern Festival, aims to bring communities together through the creation of uniquely designed lanterns.
Each attendee spent the evening hours of Saturday drawing or writing a fun or meaningful message or picture on their lantern before floating them out onto the lake as a whole group.
Many in attendance used the event as a time to celebrate life, remember family, or work to overcome past hardships.
The event also works to support multiple non-profits and charities.