Wellesley’s Luminary Night began in December 2007 as the brainchild of resident, Carrie McGraw. The popular community event has since become a major charitable fundraiser under the auspices of the Wellesley Hills Junior Woman’s Club. For details and photos, visit:
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Luminaries line the walkway Photo Credit : Steven Vote Laurel Lyle (left) and Carrie McGraw (right) check assembled luminaries. Their 2008 effort raised almost $20,000 for the nonprofit Wellesley Friendly Aid Association from the sale of more than 1,000 kits. Photo Credit : Steven Vote The Luminaries are set up and lit Photo Credit : Steven Vote Luminaries are assembled from supplies donated by the local Roche Bros. market, Green’s Hardware, and White Mountain Creamery (the candle stands are water-filled plastic food containers) Photo Credit : Steven Vote Luminaries cast a welcoming glow Photo Credit : Steven Vote Luminaries complement white lights on trees Photo Credit : Steven Vote Refreshments are set up for guests Photo Credit : Steven Vote The fire is lit before the arrival of guests Photo Credit : Steven Vote Kids gather around a warm fire as outdoor festivities take over the neighborhood Photo Credit : Steven Vote The festivities commence after the preparations have been completed. Photo Credit : Steven Vote