Homes and businesses across Pittsburgh to light up tonight for Illumination-Ovation

Homes and businesses across Pittsburgh to light up tonight for Illumination-Ovation
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PITTSBURGH — Tonight, homes and buildings across Pittsburgh will be lit up to thank frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Illumination-Ovation, as it’s being called by organizers, was inspired by similar events across Europe.

Today at 8 p.m. and next Tuesday at 8 p.m., people are being asked to show their support with a round of applause and show of light for healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store employees, delivery drivers and others who are considered essential during the pandemic.

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“Join from your balconies, porches, and yards while practicing social distancing. Participants are encouraged to clap their hands in a collective round of applause and light their homes, buildings, and neighborhoods by using lights including holiday lights, porch lights, flashlights, and phones,” a post from event organizers said.

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