The holiday season is drawing near! The Junior League of Greater Lakeland is thrilled to host the community-wide event, Light Up Lakeland for Literacy. We invite you to line the curb in front and around your home with beautiful luminaries. This year, we’re expanding it to a fun, family-friendly 13-Day event, including a community scavenger event, a book hunt for children, a stop-in holiday event, and a final Light Up. All proceeds benefit women and children’s wellness, and specifically, literacy development for birth through school-aged children as facilitated by the Junior League of Greater Lakeland. Our goal with this event is to spread awareness of our mission, raise funds to be able to continue our work throughout the community, and create a way to stimulate foot traffic for local businesses during the most important retail time of year. In addition, we plan on distributing another 5,000 books for children within our community by Christmas.
Scavenger Hunt – December 1 – 12
Join us as we celebrate the importance of literacy with a city-wide scavenger hunt! Local businesses will feature electric luminaries and information regarding literacy efforts. Map participants will collect tickets at each stop to enter to win a Grand Prize. Maps can be downloaded and printed HERE.
Scavenger Hunt “Final Stop” – December 12, 4p-8p
Scavenger Hunt participants will drop in at this final stop to turn in all of their tickets. Light refreshments, a children’s craft area, a JLGL Bookstore, a Holiday Gift Shop, a Raffle Scoop, and more will add to the cheer. All prizes will be announced after the event is closed via livestream, to promote social distancing.
Light Up Your Home – December 13th, 5p – 8p
All participants will be encouraged to light up their own homes, completing the mission to Light Up Lakeland. Luminary kits can be purchased at www.jlgl.org/store.
Our third annual Light Up Lakeland for Literacy event offers many opportunities for you to get involved and help us influence a child’s early educational success, both as monetary or in-kind partners. We invite business to join in the fun! Email President@jlgl.org for more information or www.jlgl.org/store to donate.
LUMINARY ORDERS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 12, 2020.
Questions? Please contact LightUpLkld@JLGL.org or call us at (863) 682.2112.
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