Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2009 Luminarias Sale a Huge Success

Bob Foskett, Emily Tolbert and Gale Tolbert fill the sacks with sand

On Christmas Eve 25 homes plus Newman Park and the Mayfield Wildscape were lit by luminarias from the Newman Park Neighborhood Association. This year the Association made and distributed its own luminarias. After paying expenses, the Association made nearly $580 which will help fund neighborhood programs in 2010.

Members of the Association folded sacks, filled them with sand, added candles, distributed the orders, lit the luminarias at the park and wildscape, and did the cleaning-up. Almost 30 neighborhood volunteers made this year's Christmas project possible.

A big thank you goes to Kathleen Harmon who guided the group from planning through distribution. "We just couldn't have done this on our own without her," said Luminarias Chairman, Jim Tolbert.

Foreground: Judge Linda Chew, Hannah Hollandbyrd and her brother, Johnny Andrews, Gabriela Gallegos

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