SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee neighborhoods will light up the night during the second annual Shawnee Luminary Night.
According to event organizer Jodie Robinson, the luminary tradition had been dropped 20-years-ago, but thanks to Shawnee residents and Shawnee Living, the event is getting a revival as the neighborhoods of Amanda Lakes, Breezewood, Indianbrook and Wildbrook prep the area for 8,000 luminaries and multiple Christmas light displays.
“It’s quite elaborate to pull it off, and it brings neighbors together. They’ve upped their game in terms of Christmas lights,“ Robinson said.
The end result should be extensive light displays lining the streets of all four neighborhoods. Event organizers also expect attendees to be wowed by neighborhood homes due to multiple Christmas decoration contests, sponsored by Stolly Insurance Group, held the same night.
But while lights may be the main attraction, attendees are also encouraged to come with a giving spirit. Non-perishable food, monetary gifts and personal care items are being collected to be donated to West Ohio Food Bank.
Donations can be handed off to The Basement Doctor, set up at the Indianbrook exit, which will also be passing out candy cane lollipops.
Other organizations involved in the event is Chief Supermarket, which will be passing out Christmas cookies at the Fort Amanda Road entrance of the Amanda Lakes neighborhood, and N & H Kettle Corn, which will be passing out samples of kettle corn at the Breezewood neighborhood exit.
Reach Josh Ellerbrock at 567-242-0398.