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.

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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