Cheshire Plans new Light the Night! Celebration for November 10!
Cheshire Lights of Hope - a signature town event-returns Saturday, November 10 with an afternoon celebration featuring luminary sales, entertainment, food, an exclusive preview of Cheshire's newest retailer, Denali, and new this year: the presentation of the inaugural Cheshire Luminary Award.
For the 8th consecutive year, luminaries will light the town of Cheshire for a single night. 100% of the proceeds from luminary sales will be distributed to local charites. Luminaries are available in sets of 10 for $12 and will be available for sale all days at Cheshire High School and R.W. Hines Hardware. Beginning at noon, entertainment and food are planned for sale including Senor Panchos, Shefs Bagels, The Baker and the Bean, Subway and kettlecorn!
Beneficiaries of this year's events are the Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Cheshire Youth and Social Services for food and fuel vouchers and the Petit Family Foundation.
Two awards will be issued at the kick off rally.
New this year, the Cheshire Luminary Award recognizes a person or organization demonstrating an ongoing, active committment to volunteer work that specifically helps our community here in Cheshire. The 2012 award winner is St. Bridget's Parish and School who has had a significant role in the community, most notably as the founder of the Community Food Pantry.
The 2012 Cheshire's Lights of Hope Scholarship winner Michael Thomas will also be recognized. Currently a first year student at Fairfield University, Thomas is a 2012 graduate of Cheshire High School and the son of James and Karen Thomas. Thomas has logged countless volunteer hours in Cheshire through his work with the Knights of Columbus, Read to Tots, Future Business Leaders of America, Relay for Life and the Cheshire Fire Department. Last fall, her earned the Boy Scout of America's highest rank upon completion of his eagle scout project-a garden at St. Bridget School memorializing Nick LaTorraca, a young graduate who had recently succombed to a rare form of cancer. -The Cheshire's Lights of Hope