There are many reasons why people of different cultures around the world continue to have special festive lights at night. The custom goes back as far as 25AD-200AD with paper lanterns in China. It has continued for centuries in Mexico, southeast Asia, the Middle East and here in the U.S., often to honor those who have gone before.
The multiple lights of Luminaria have represented guidance, saving, and celebration, and especially communicate hope for tomorrow. As we all experience the “darkness” of COVID-19 in some way, the small lights along our paths and streets on a winter night can bring a sense of warmth and sharing with the others in the community.
Members of the Golfview Hills Women’s Club hope you will join us and light Luminaria for one night, December 24th (if inclement weather, January 1st). Luminaria kits of six candles, bags and “premeasured” sand will be available for sale to everyone. New this year, we will sell decorated gift bundles that can be used as housewarming or teacher gifts.
All profits from this fundraiser will be donated to Bridge Communities. Bridge Communities is a nonprofit agency that helps homeless families become self-sufficient. Read the stories of lives that have been impacted by the wonderful work of the team at Bridges by clicking this link: bridgecommunities.org
If you still have questions, contact
Mary Jaworski, Chair, 630-730-6419.