What started off as a joke has turned into an organized community event. A candlelight vigil event was created on Facebook for the iconic Minneapolis Arby's sign that was taken down after the building shut down on the corner of West Lake Street and Emerson Avenue South. The event is scheduled for February 9 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.


The sign stood tall in the Arby's parking lot for 47 years according to the Facebook event. The event organizer, Noah Hevey of Chanhassen is providing candles for the event but is also encouraging the community to bring their own if they have them.

As of Wednesday afternoon there were 4.3 thousand people listed as interested via Facebook and 777 people who were confirmed as attending the event on February 9.

Hevey wrote on Facebook, "People keep asking if there will be food/drink/music. You all seem to think this is a big organized thing. I'm just 1 guy who shelled out a bunch of money on candles. If you would like to contribute to the event, please feel free to contact me and we can try to organize something."

Shirts for the event are also being sold with part of the proceeds going to Feed My Starving Children.

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