From the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club:
The WHJWC is pleased to present the 4th Annual Luminary Night on Sunday, Dec. 5. (Storm date: Dec. 12) This year’s event is sponsored by the Fund for Wellesley. On Luminary Night, families and businesses throughout Wellesley light luminary candles along their streets, sidewalks and doorsteps, creating a beautiful town-wide glow that symbolizes the spirit of community.
Luminary Night proceeds will directly benefit the Wellesley community, with the entirety being donated to the Wellesley Friendly Aid Association (WFAA) and the WHJWC’s Charitable Giving program. Last year, Luminary Night raised more than $23,000, with more than 20,000 candles lighting up the town.
“Luminary Night lets Wellesley residents ‘feel good while doing good,’” said event Co-Chair Gina Cohen. “Neighbors come together to share good cheer, while knowing their small financial contribution will go a long way toward helping fellow residents in need.”
“There is something magical about creating a town-wide glow during this darkest time of year,” said Carolyn Carroll, event Co-Chair. “We have worked very hard to expand the reach of Luminary Night this year, in an effort to meet increasing demand from neighborhoods all over Wellesley.”
Luminary kits cost $15, and include materials to create 10 luminaries. For the first time, WHJWC is offering online purchasing of Luminary Kits at its website. Kits may also be ordered using the form included in the November Wellesley MLP bill, and at Wellesley Marketplace, on Nov. 20 at the Wellesley Middle School. Kits will be delivered to homes the week of Nov. 29. Order early, as supplies are limited.
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is a volunteer organization of more than 80 women who give of their time through hands-on service and fundraising efforts. WHJWC’s annual fundraisers include Wellesley Marketplace, Luminary Night, Wellesley Phonebook, and Kitchen Tour. In 2009-2010, WHJWC’s charitable giving program contributed $137,000 to the Wellesley community.
For more information about Luminary Night, please email [email protected].