Help ‘Light the Night for Barrington’

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This year Barrington residents have a unique way to spread holiday cheer and remember loved ones during the holiday season.

The Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center recently kicked off a dual fund-raising and awareness campaign titled “Light the Night for Barrington.” And as the name implies, the campaign centers on personalized displays called luminaries; each luminary is a small light sitting on a bit of sand inside a bag bearing a message individualized by its owner.

Sets of five luminaries ($10) are currently on sale at businesses around town. Individual luminaries will also be available for $2 a piece at the Festival of Lights celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Kim Fournier is chairwoman of the initiative. She said the goal is to have luminaries lit up across town. While some people may display them at town hall, Ms. Fournier said the hope is that others display them in driveways, docks or other locations.

“It’s kind of neat,” Ms. Fournier said. “We’re really hoping this catches on.”

All proceeds will go toward maintenance of the Bay Spring Community Center and programming. Ms. Fournier said she also hopes to raise some awareness for the facility, which has hosted everything from quilting groups to writing workshops.

For more information, contact Ms. Fournier at 692-3338.

Participating stores

The Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center recently kicked off a dual fund-raising and awareness campaign titled “Light the Night for Barrington.” Those looking to pick up a pack of luminaries before Saturday’s Festival of Lights can do so at the following businesses:

- Avessa Salon,

- La Vita Bella Salon,

- Barrington Pilates,

- Brickyard Wine and Spirits,

- Hollies on the Avenue,

- Daisy Dig’Ins,

- Sweet Shoppe,

- Style Unleashed

- Ace Hardware

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