LIMA — Lighting five of Shawnee’s neighborhoods with thousands of luminaries, Shawnee Luminary Night will return for its third consecutive year.
Scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, more than 9,500 luminaries are expected to line the streets of five Shawnee Township neighborhoods — Amanda Lakes, Breezewood, Indianbrook, Wildbrook and Pondview Estates — to create a Christmas-themed light show.
“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,” organizer spokesperson Jodie Robinson said.
While the event is free to the public, Robinson is encouraging participating families to bring canned goods and toiletries or donate funds to the West Ohio Food Bank. Since starting the event two years ago, nearly two tons of food and more than $1,100 has been donated to the organization.
Other organizations sponsoring and providing supplies for the event include Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Chief Supermarket, N&H Concession & Kettle Corn, Fidelity Builders and Shawnee Pools.