Rotary Luminary Sales
During the month of December, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary club will sell Luminaries at the Fanwood Department of Public Works on Manfra Way, off of North Avenue. The sale dates are December 3, December 10-11, December 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and December 24 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The luminary kits cost $1 per kit in all quantities and include paper bags, candles and sand. Customers are encouraged to bring buckets, boxes or plastic bags to transport the sand. Payments can be made by cash, check or Venmo. Contact-less pickup will be available; customers can call the number listed on the whiteboard to place orders or pick up orders.
Pre-orders placed prior to December 5th will be discounted to $0.75 a kit. See the Rotarywebsite for additional information regarding online purchases: fsprotary.org.
Luminaries are traditionally used to illuminate the streets on Christmas Eve. A candle is nestled in sand at the bottom of a paper bag and placed along sidewalks to create a beautiful walkway. The candles are then lit at dusk on Christmas Eve. Some neighborhoods in the area get together and buy hundreds of kits to create an amazing display.
All proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the various charitable and humanitarian projects that Rotary supports, both locally and internationally.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club has been serving the community since 1938. The club meets on Wednesdays at noon at the Stage House Restaurant. On the last Wednesday of the month, the club meets at Darby Road at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend and learn about the good that Rotary is doing worldwide. For further information about the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary club, go to fsprotary.org or visit their Facebook page: Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club.