On Thanksgiving eve, 1969, 9-year-old Bobby Ellis died of hunger in his home in Louisville. This tragedy rocked the community. Leaders with differences in faith, politics, and neighborhood united to launch an anti-hunger movement. This annual walk and vigil, established in 2009, honors Bobby by continuing to raise awareness about hunger.
November 20, 2022
Byck Elementary School
2328 Cedar Street
Louisville, KY 40212
Every Thanksgiving season, Dare to Care and Interfaith Paths to Peace lead a vigil to raise awareness about hunger in our community and to remember Bobby Ellis, the nine-year-old boy whose death from malnutrition in 1969 sparked the Dare to Care movement.
The Bobby Ellis Memorial Vigil includes a program at Byck Elementary – the school that Bobby Ellis attended - followed by a candle-lit performance by The West Louisville Performing Arts Academy.
5:00 pm: Doors open at Byck Elementary School
5:30 pm: Program begins
6:30 pm: Event concludes
Everyone is invited to this free community event!
Please bring a non-perishable food donation for Byck Elementary’s school pantry (supported by Dare To Care)
Registration is encouraged for planning purposes. Please use the link below:
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