Save The Date - Next Luminary Event November 9, 2019!

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Our 14th year and for the first time ever, we SOLD OUT of Luminaries! We raised over $915,000 to date!

This year, we raised $75,000 and increased our donations to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Cheshire Youth and Social Services Department, The Petit Family Foundation, and earmarked funds for our two 2019 Scholarship winners.

Congratulations to Jonathan Mercugliano and Jessica Curello, Cheshire High School class of 2018 graduates, who each received a $2,000 scholarship for their commitment to volunteerism and service to the community.

On behalf of the entire Cheshire’s Lights of Hope committee, thank you to:

  • All the residents and businesses who purchased luminaries or helped organize the event.
  • Joe & Robin Whitright and the entire staff­ of Paws Pet Resort & Spa.
  • Special thanks to the Cheshire First Congregational Church for making us feel at home and allowing us to use their beautiful green to promote our event and have our Drive Thru Luminary Sales station.
  • Pat and Terry Bowman and the entire sta­ff at R.W. Hine ACE Hardware.
  • Thank you to the Cheshire Academy Soccer team for helping us set up our volunteer center.
  • Thank you to Coach Don Drust and the CHS Football Team for cleaning up the Mile of Hope.
  • The friends and sponsors of Cheshire’s Lights of Hope listed below who donated funds, time, talent, goods and services to light up Cheshire and, particularly, the Mile of Hope on Route 10.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Shining Star Award:

GOLD - Over 1,000 Luminaries Sold: Cheshire Academy–Debra Bond & Kathleen Minahan St. Bridget of Sweden Parish–Jim & Marie Jinks, Bruce & Nancy Humiston

SILVER - 500 Luminaries Sold: First Congregational Church - Beth Barnes
Sorghum Mill Rd. - Tamara Epstein

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In The Spotlight

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Celebrating its 14th year, Cheshire's Lights of Hope has raised over $840,000 for local charities since its birth in one small neighborhood

Did You Know?

Luminaries purchased: Over 700,000
Scholarships awarded: Over $32,500 to 15 deserving high school graduates
Number of volunteers: thousands
Number of sponsors: over 200 businesses, individuals and families
Miles lit up: over 250 miles