WELLESLEY’S LUMINARY NIGHT TO BE HELD DECEMBER 9

New Organizers Needed to Continue this Annual Event

This year, Wellesley residents are once again invited to “share the light” on Luminary Night, to be held on December 9. A limited supply of Luminary Kits will be available for purchase through the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club. Anyone interested in the kits, which contain ten luminaries and are available at a discounted price of $10, can email wellesleyjuniors@gmail.com. Luminary Kits are also sold on Amazon and through retailers such as Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond. 

For more than a decade, The​ ​Wellesley​ ​Hills​ ​Junior​ ​Women’s​ ​Club​ ​(WHJWC)​ ​has been the proud sponsor of Luminary Night, a beloved, non-denominational event that brings together various neighborhoods throughout the Wellesley community to celebrate the holiday season. While neighborhood interest in this annual event may have continued, there has been a decline in the purchase of WHJWC-created kits year-over-year, leading to a point where the fundraiser was no longer tenable. Last year the decision was made to not produce kits in 2018. 

The WHJWC is an all-volunteer organization that strives to best use its resources, both time and money, on efforts that will have the greatest impact. This year, WHJWC will focus on three dynamic fundraising events that celebrate community and tap into the generosity of this town. These include the extremely successful Wellesley Marketplace, held recently at Wellesley High School, the Wellesley Kitchen and Home Tour in May and the Wonder Run 5K and Kids Fun Run held during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend. Last year the WHJWC donated over $140,000 to college scholarships for Wellesley High School students and grants for local non-profits. 

“We are thrilled that there is still interest in Luminary Night. We look forward to seeing our town aglow again on December 9,” said Torrey DiPietro, President of WHJWC. “The spirit of Luminary Night came from the amazing neighborhoods that create a sense of community in this town, and we hope it continues on. If anyone is interested in helping to continue the tradition of Luminary Night, either as an organizer or a sponsor, we would be happy to share our learnings.”

 

 

A special thanks to our 2018-2019 Corporate Sponsors.

Upcoming Events

Wellesley Marketplace
Saturday, November 17th, 2018

 

Contact Us by Mail

Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club
P.O. Box 81278
Wellesley, MA 02481