Remember the kits of candles along your neighbor's walkway last Christmas Eve? You too can take part in the tradition this year.
Each Christmas the Rotary Club of Chatham, Millburn and Short Hills provides kits of 10 candles, 10 paper bags and cat litter to weigh the bags down. They are called luminaria, and the cost of each kit—$10—helps support local and worldwide Rotary projects.
The luminaria line the streets of Chatham each Christmas Eve, creating a magical site. "It's wonderful!" said Cathy Hackett, a Chatham resident who served as the luminaria block captain for Jackson Avenue in 2010. "It's so beautiful when you look down the street."
Corporate sponsors are Chatham Moving & Storage and Hickory Village ShopRite of Chatham Township. For the second year, the kits include a $5 coupon to ShopRite.
Jim Linehan of the Rotary Club has over 1,800 kits available at 19 Dale Dr. until Christmas Eve or until the kits run out. Anyone interested can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.