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Woodbury Lions Seeks Luminaria Volunteers


Luminaries line Main Street on Christmas Eve 2017.

WOODBURY – The Woodbury Lions Club is seeking volunteers to help with their annual Luminaria display along Main Street of Christmas Eve.

For the 29th year, the Lions will line Main Street with luminaria on Christmas Eve. Event Chairman Lion Cliff Ritter is hoping that there are people in town who would like to help. “It’s a massive project,” he explained. “We place thousands of sand-filled bags along the road in the afternoon, and then we go back at dusk to light them. The more people we have to help, the faster we can set out the luminaria and get home to celebrate with our families. It’s also a great way for families to work together.” The start time to set up luminaria is 1 p.m. on December 24.

Ritter also is looking for volunteers to help with the clean up early Christmas morning. “Last year, we started at six a.m., and it only took about an hour.” People interested in assisting the Lions with this annual tradition can contact Ritter through email, WoodburyLionsCliff@gmail.com, or calling (203) 518-6514.

For those who can’t assist with the Main Street Luminaria, but still want to help light up Woodbury, the Lions will also be selling Luminaria Kits for homes and businesses. The kits include twelve bags and candles, and instructions on how to put the luminaria together and light them. They will be available for purchase from Ace Hardware of Woodbury, C.L. Adams, Dietrich’s Garden, The Jewelry Café, and at LaBonne’s.  The price  is $9.

The Woodbury Lions also lit up the town a little early by decorating the Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand at the North Green the Sunday after Thanksgiving. “It’s a lot of fun for us,” said Event Chairman Lion Jim Conway.  “It’s another of our gifts to thank the town for all the support we get from Woodbury for our other events during the year.”

For more information about the Woodbury Lions, visit the club’s website at www.woodburyctlions.org.

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