MLK Luminary Evening

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Neighborhood | 0 comments

MLK Luminary Evening

For many years the 19th Ward has celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday in a public, community-building manner and will be doing so again this year. On Monday, January 21st 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. Neighbors make a number of luminaries and set them at the sidewalk edge of their tree lawn from sunset until 9 pm, making a beautiful sight. Some people host warming fires and a hot chocolate stands.

Luminary kits will be available for purchase from 1/14 – 1/21 at Menezes Pizza – 445 Chili Ave (open from 12-6 pm), Hunt’s Hardware – 390 Thurston Road, the 19th Ward Office, and Boulder Coffee – 960 Genesee St, or make your own. If you arrive at one of these locations and they’ve sold out, call the NWCA office at 328-6571 (or ask the merchant to call) and we’ll get more to them if we have any available. Get yours early, and put it out at 6:00 on the 21st!

We also have several hot chocolate/ cider/ cookies/ movie/ coat giveaway stands signed up. Check out to determine where they are on the map.  Be sure to plan on visiting some of them as you enjoy the luminaries. 

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

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