Woodbridge Together, an initiative founded and supported by local teenagers, is planning to light up the town again with luminarias this Saturday, March 12. “Last year, we turned the day [commemorating the closing down of schools and towns due to Covid] into something meaningful, raising $3,000 for Covid-19 relief, they wrote on their website https://www.woodbridgetogether.com/shop.
They would like to pull that off again this year, with luminarias lighting up the center of town, in particular around the library and Town Hall, but also private driveways and businesses who sponsored the effort. For those who have not had a chance to purchase luminarias – paper bags with a battery-operated tealight in them – you can do so in front of the library the day of the event. Sets of eight are $10; sets of 18 are $20. For an extra $5 organizers promise to deliver it.
Founder Tina Burland said volunteer help is always welcome. There will be a Facebook Live event Saturday evening at 6 p.m., but details were still being worked out. People are also welcome to come to the town green and check out the lights.
The group of some 15, under the name Woodbridge Together Interact Club, is now operating as a subset of the Rotary Club of Woodbridge, with a focus on community growth and wellness. Anyone ages 12-18 living in Woodbridge, Bethany or Westville is welcome to join this student-run initiative. The geographic limitation is dictated by the Rotary Club’s reach. The Club meets every Monday at 8 p.m. on Zoom, except the first Monday of the month, Burland said.
The Rotary advisors are also helping the group direct the funds. Last year, the funds collected went to Rotary’s Covid Relief Fund. This year, they are looking at local organizations such as the Dog Park and Massaro Farm.
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