19th Ward Luminaries

Posted by on Jan 4, 2009 in Neighborhood | 0 comments

Dear Friends,

For the past few years the 19th Ward has celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday in a public manner and will be doing so again this year. On Sunday, January 18th there will be a FREE concert by the Rochester Oratorio Society at 3 pm at St. Monica’s Church.

On Monday, January 19 there will be luminaries throughout the area. The luminaries themselves are small paper bags weighted down with sand or kitty litter and containing a votive candle. Luminary kits are available at Hunt’s Hardware, and Tops Market will have kits for sale on Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11.

Neighbors make a number of luminaries and set them at the sidewalk edge of their tree lawn from sunset until 9 pm. Some people host warming fires and a hot chocolate stands. This is also a community building event.

A further community building activity is the 19th Ward Family Skate Night on Sunday, February 1, at the Genesee Valley Ice Rink from 6:45 to 8:15 pm. Admission is free but skate rental is $3.

If you have questions about either of these events, please call the 19th Ward Community Association’s office 328-6571.

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