On Thursday evening, Terry Prescott and Bob Hanson lit luminarias at The White House Inn on the corner of High and Church streets in Belfast. United Mid-Coast Charities is sponsoring the “Light a Luminary” project. On Dec. 24, luminarias will be lit all over the city. Luminaria kits, which cost $5, include an instruction sheet, six small candles, six waxed white paper bags and sand. Money raised will be given to local organizations by UMMC. The kits are available for purchase at the following Belfast locations: Renys, Hannaford, County Copy, Waldo County YMCA, Perry’s Nut House, Out of the Woods, Monroe Salt Works, Camden National Bank, Main Street Market, Belfast Drug and Mr. Paperback Books & Records. PHOTOS BY TINA SHUTE