March 14, 2014
It was a premiere opportunity to save a premature baby.
Sunday the Waynesboro community held a new event sponsored by the March of Dimes.
"It's light a little star and it is sponsored by the march of dimes and the whole purpose of this is to raise awareness and raise money for premature birth," says Thomas Reynolds, Mayor of Waynesboro.
Waynesboro was one of only fifteen communities nationwide picked to host this event inspired by those lives directly touched by premature birth.
Mayor Reynolds' family is one of them.
"Even my family is affected by premature birth, but not to the extent of these other families, my son was five pounds, but some of these families have one and half and two pound babies," says Reynolds.
From entertainment to fundraising, the event is designed to represent a festival to rally the community behind a good cause.
"Stars are like little children they go out they light, lighting a little star, each star signifies a child or a premature birth so it is a nice way to talk about it in a positive way," Reynolds added.
Another Light a little Star event was also held Sunday in Harrisonburg at James Madison University.