Lighting the way and brightening the holidays

Dec 05, 2012

Belfast — Join people all around Waldo and Knox County neighborhoods as they “Light the Luminarias” on Christmas Eve and raise funds for local charities. This year UMCC has given the kits a “make-over” by designing a practical and attractive red box containing 10 luminarias. Each kit will light 200 feet of curbside and includes 10 candle luminarias. The cost is still $1 for each luminary, which means $10 for the box of 10 luminaries. Stop in the Hutchinson Center to purchase.

All proceeds directly benefit United Mid-Coast Charities, which provide funds to Belfast area nonprofits including: Broadreach Family Services, Waldo County YMCA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Tanglewood 4-H Camp, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and many other worthy causes. UMCC does not use any donated money for overhead costs; all money donated is given directly to the 52 organizations funded and listed in the UMCC brochure.

Some of the retail locations selling the kits include: Reny's, Hannaford, Belfast Co-op, Home Supply Center, Waldo County YMCA, and UMaine Hutchinson Center.

Nancy Boyington is coordinating the Waldo County Luminary project. She can be reached at the Hutchinson Center, 338-8002, or email

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