STATE HOUSE — The State House will participate in the Good Night Lights program this Wednesday night through Friday night, announced Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton).
Businesses, buildings, and groups within the sightline of Hasbro Children’s Hospital will blink their lights on and off for one minute at 8:30 p.m. every night. The blinking lights can be seen in the hospital by patients.
The hospital’s cartoonist Steve Brosnihan began the tradition more than 6 years ago, followed by the Hot Club bar, the first business to participate, according to the Associated Press.
“This is truly a heartwarming gesture that so many have become involved in over the past year and I would like to thank Governor Raimondo and her administration for allowing the State House to hopefully brighten the spirits of the children in Hasbro,” said Representative Canario.
Representative Canario had written to Governor Raimondo and the Department of Administration about the possibility of the State House joining the other buildings, businesses, and groups who are in view of Hasbro Children’s Hospital and participate in the nightly gesture to the children residing in the hospital.
The Department of Administration informed Representative Canario that the State House will be flashing its lights at the children in the hospital for three nights starting Wednesday, April 12.