Shawnee Luminary Night kicks off Christmas week


By Josh Ellerbrock - jellerbrock@limanews.com



The Luminary Light Show will be held on Tuesday.

The Luminary Light Show will be held on Tuesday.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Shawnee Luminary Night

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Amanda Lakes, Breezewood, Indianbrook and Wildbrook neighborhoods, Shawnee Township

ADMISSION: Free

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.

Robinson estimates close to two tons of sand are needed to fill the number of luminary bags used during the event. Last year, there was some windy weather hampering efforts, but this year, she’s hoping the forecast of little wind and clear skies holds steady for the expected lines of vehicles that will be winding throughout Shawnee neighborhoods.

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.

“Christmas is about creating traditions. We hope this becomes one for not only Shawnee families who live in our neighborhoods, but for those who are simply seeking out the peace and beauty of the season,“ Robinson said in a press release.

The Luminary Light Show will be held on Tuesday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/12/web1_Luminary-RP-025.jpgThe Luminary Light Show will be held on Tuesday. The Lima News file

By Josh Ellerbrock

jellerbrock@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Shawnee Luminary Night

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Amanda Lakes, Breezewood, Indianbrook and Wildbrook neighborhoods, Shawnee Township

ADMISSION: Free

Reach Josh Ellerbrock at 567-242-0398.

Reach Josh Ellerbrock at 567-242-0398.

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