Rotary Club Holiday Luminary Sale Starts Dec. 5
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club begins its annual holiday luminary sale on Saturday, December 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fanwood Municipal Garage on Manfra Way, across from Fanwood Memorial Library at Tillotson Road and North Avenue.
Proceeds go to charities supported by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club, including college scholarships locally and, for the world, clean water in impoverished lands and the eradication of polio.
Luminary candles are a strong local tradition derived from an ancient custom dating back centuries to Spain and Mexico. Candles are contained in paper bags placed outdoors on Christmas Eve along streets, sidewalks and driveways to symbolically light the way to Bethlehem.
Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club volunteers will conduct subsequent sales on Sunday, Dec. 6 coinciding with the Scotch Plains Holiday Festival from 1 till 5 p.m. (sales to be held this day on Park Avenue in front of Park Avenue Printers and Apple Blossom Flower Shop). The remaining sale days, again at the Fanwood Municipal Garage, are the weekends of Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Each luminary kit (one candle, a paper bag, and sand) costs 50 cents.
Join your neighbors – some streets organize to send a delegate to purchase hundreds of luminary kits – to light area neighborhoods on Christmas Eve with a candlelight display that adds beauty to the season and distinction to our community.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club also will accept non-perishable, packaged food for distribution to the local food pantry.
For more information about the Luminary Sale, please call Denise Hughes at 908-490-0742 or Neil Schembre at 908-889-9500.