About 1500 people gathered Wednesday night to mark the one year anniversary of the Montectio Mudflow and remember those who died in the tragic disaster.
The catastrophe impacted hundreds of homes, closed a major freeway, caused millions of dollars in economic losses, and took 23 lives.
Those attending started their vigil at Manning Park with solemn words of remembrance.
After playing songs and reading the names of those who died, the group carried candles to All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, where they gathered for soup.
At the Church, and at the Montecito Inn, there was a bright light in the sky to mark the moment.