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Fanwood Luminary Sale Begins

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Volunteers from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School assemble luminary kits. Credits: John Mooney
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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary club has begun selling Luminaries at the Fanwood Department of Public Works Building on Manfra Way off North Ave. (across from the Fanwood Public Library). The sale dates are December 9, 10, 16, 17, and 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Christmas Eve. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The luminary kits cost 75 cents apiece in all quantities and include paper bags, candles and sand. 

Luminaries are traditionally put along the streets on Christmas Eve.  A candle is nestled in sand at the bottom of a paper bag and placed along sidewalks to create a beautiful walkway.  Some neighborhoods in the area get together and buy hundreds of kits for an amazing luminary display. 

All proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the various charitable and humanitarian projects that Rotary supports, both locally and overseas. The Rotary Club will also collect canned food for their annual Holiday Food Drive to support local food pantries.   

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The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club has been serving the community since 1938. The club meets on Wednesdays at noon at the Stage House Restaurant and at 6:00 p.m. at Darby Road on the last Wednesday of the month. Guests are invited to attend and learn about the good that Rotary is doing worldwide. For further information about the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary club, go to fsprotary.org.

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