Rotarians to read the names of loved ones lost during the pandemic year at the cross at Mount McCoy
Simi Valley, CA – Lighting the Cross at Mount McCoy in Simi Valley during Easter week has been a tradition  for the Rotary Club of Simi Valley for nearly 60 years. Club members volunteer to light the cross from dusk  until midnight and on many nights, they are joined by community members. Many of whom express their  gratitude for this special gift to the community. Last year the Cross remained dark during Easter week due to the  COVID-19 pandemic. “We were disappointed that we had to cancel the lighting last year. I am happy to share  that we will be resuming our tradition and lighting the cross March 29 – April 3,” said Lynne Kline, president of  the Rotary Club of Simi Valley.
With so much uncertainty and loss over the last year, the Club wanted to make this year’s lighting meaningful  by honoring and remembering loved ones who were lost to COVID or other illnesses in 2020. “We’re calling  this special tribute – Mount McCoy Remembrance. Each night during the cross lighting four members of the  Rotary club will read the names of family members and friends out loud starting at 8:00 p.m.,” said Kline. 

This remembrance is open to the public and anyone wishing to honor a loved one may provide their name (or  multiple names) to the Rotary Club of Simi Valley by calling 805-814-8237 by April 1. The reading of names  will be recorded each night and posted on The Rotary Club’s Facebook page at  “Our hope is to make the Mount McCoy Remembrance an annual event, giving the community an opportunity  to honor their loved ones and as a reminder that they are gone, but not forgotten,” said Kline. For more  information regarding the Mount McCoy Remembrance visit the Rotary Club of Simi Valley’s website at or call Lynne Kline at 805-823-2006.