Rotary Luminaries on Sale til Christmas Eve


FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary is again having their Luminary sale at the Fanwood DPW Building on Manfra Way off of North Avenue.  Sales will continue today unitl 3 pm and tomorrow, Christmas Eve, until 1 pm.

“We actually inherited the concept of selling luminaries from the Kiwanis club – they started it and then when their club dwindled down they asked us to take it over,” said Bill McClintock, past President of the local Rotary.

Luminaries are an age old tradition where a candle is nestled in sand at the bottom of a paper bag and placed along sidewalks to create a beautiful lighted walkway.  The luminary kits cost 50 cents in quantities of 50 or more, and 60 cents for smaller quantities. Some neighborhoods in the area get together and buy hundreds of kits to ensure effective luminary coverage.

Sign Up for E-News

Members of the local Boy Scouts of America will be on hand to help with the loading of the sand, and other items, such as lighters will be available for sale.  All proceeds will go so support the various charitable and humanitarian projects that Rotary is involved with, both here and overseas

The Rotary Club will also be collecting canned food for their Holiday Food Drive to support local food pantries.  Further information can be found on the Rotary Facebook Page at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

Scotch Plains Public Library to Host Star Wars Craft for Teens

April 24, 2018

May the Fourth be with you!  Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to the library on Friday, May 4 at 3:30 pm for a Star Wars-themed craft.

For more information or to register, visit, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk.

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of ...