Weston Holidays Shine Bright With Luminaries For 'Hope Lights Lives'

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Family Centers' Hope Lights Lives luminary project is underway in Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Rowayton, Southport, Stamford, Weston and Wilton.
Family Centers' Hope Lights Lives luminary project is underway in Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Rowayton, Southport, Stamford, Weston and Wilton. Photo Credit: Courtesy Family Centers
tudent volunteers at Family Centers show off the lighting kit for this year's "Hope Lights Lives" fund-raiser. Photo Credit: Contributed
tudent volunteers at Family Centers show off the lighting kit for this year's "Hope Lights Lives" fund-raiser. Photo Credit: Contributed Photo Credit: Courtesy Family Centers

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Hope Lights Lives holiday tradition led by Greenwich's Family Centers will soon be lighting up sidewalks across Fairfield County in an effort to raise funds and spirits.

Family Centers volunteers are selling luminary kits for the multi-town event that promises to feature more than 5,000 luminaries across Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Rowayton, Southport, Stamford, Weston and Wilton.

Hope Lights Lives is the Family Centers' annual fundraiser to benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids. Residents are set to light their luminaries at 5 p.m. Dec. 8. 

"In addition to creating a festive display, the luminaries are also meant to honor loved ones who have died or are coping with a critical illness," said a press release. 

“Luminary Week” officially begins Dec. 7 at the Old Greenwich Merchants Association’s annual First Light Festival, according to the press release. Hundreds of luminaries will be on display at Binney Park in Old Greenwich to greet festival-goers as they walk to the center of town. 

Luminary kits are available through hundreds of community captains around each town and are also available for purchase online at the Family Centers website. “Hope Lights Lives” luminary kits are $25 and contain 12 tea light candles, 12 white paper bags and 12 plastic candle holders. All proceeds benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids, Family Centers critical illness and bereavement support programs.

For more information on Hope Lights Lives, call Aleksa Lazarewicz at 203-869-4848.

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