A Community Luminaria Tradition to Embrace All
Join your neighbors and other USC residents at dusk on Sunday, December 8 for Upper St. Clair’s first annual Light Up for Unity Night.
For many years, the Upper St. Clair community has participated in joining its neighbors in lighting luminaria during the winter holidays. This year, three community groups—the Community Foundation of Upper St. Clair, the Upper St. Clair/Bethel Park Breakfast Rotary Club, and the Upper St. Clair Band Parents Association, along with sponsor Brentwood Bank—are coming together to host Light Up for Unity Night to celebrate our community and its differences. Regardless of what holiday we celebrate, there are two things we find in common: our hope for a more peaceful world and light to show us the way. To participate, USC residents need only set out luminaria on Sunday, December 8, at dusk. Community members are further encouraged to turn on their assembled holiday outdoor light displays to fully engage in this community-inspired opportunity.
Luminaria kits can be purchased from all USCHS instrumental students, who will make and deliver the kits on Saturday, December 7. The kits can also be ordered online at www.uscbpa.org. The deadline to place an order is Monday, December 2.
In addition to selling single kits, kits are also being sold in bundles of two at a discounted price so that USC community members can participate in the community’s inaugural Light Up for Unity Night and also set out luminaria on another evening to celebrate their event or holiday of choice.
Many USC neighborhood associations are coordinating the sale of luminaria for their neighborhoods. If your neighborhood association or particular group is interested to participate, contact Amanda McQuillan at email@example.com.
Proceeds from the luminaria sale help support the music programs in our schools and benefit all instrumentalists at Upper St. Clair High School.
To order your Luminaria kit, including 12 candles, bags, and sand, which is delivered to your door, visit the USC band parents’ website at www.uscbpa.org and click on the “Order Luminaria” link to order online. Paypal or credit cards are accepted for payment.
Alternatively, complete and mail the order form found on page 18 of the Winter 2019 issue of TODAY with your payment. In addition, a limited number of kits will be available for purchase on Saturday, December 7 in the parking lot behind the Township offices on McLaughlin Run Road. Contact Amanda McQuillan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-726-5949 for more information. For questions or more information, visit www.uscbpa.org or email email@example.com.