New Bethany Ministries will be holding its annual Luminaria Night Saturday, December 15. Thousands of families decorate their walkways and properties with votive candles in Bethlehem and the surrounding communities.
First organized in 1997, the event has grown each year and has now become a fundraiser for New Bethany Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit. Last year 1,600 homes participated, with the lighting of 31,500 luminaries. In 2007 the committee hopes to light 55,000 candles. All proceeds from luminaria kits benefit New Bethany Ministries.
Kits may be purchased at a Bethlehem Municipal Building right by the skating rink. Kits are available today and tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. One kit is $10, and every kit thereafter is $5.