Belfast. Wondering how you can help brighten the lives of others this year? Join people all around Waldo and Knox County neighborhoods as they “Light the Luminarias” on Christmas eve while at the same time raising much needed funds for local charities. The sight of luminaries lighting our streets on Christmas Eve signifies our community spirit of giving. This year UMCC has given the kits a “make-over” by designing a practical and attractive red box containing 10 luminaries. Each kit will light 200 feet of curbside and includes 10 candle luminarias. The cost is still $1 for each luminary and that means your donation is $10 for the box of 10 luminaries. Stop in the Hutchinson Center to purchase yours now.
All proceeds directly benefit United Mid-Coast Charities, which provide funds to Belfast area nonprofits including: Broadreach Family Services, Waldo County YMCA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and many other worthy causes. (UMCC does not use any donated money for overhead costs; all money donated is given directly to the 52 organizations funded and listed in the UMCC brochure.)
Some of the retail locations selling the kits include: Reny’s, Hannaford, Belfast Coop, Home Supply Center, Waldo County YMCA, and UMaine Hutchinson Center.
Nancy Boyington is once again coordinating the Waldo County Luminary project. She can be reached at the Hutchinson Center, 338-8002, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for helping to make a difference.