We would like to thank the Westerly Sun, its reporter, Catherine Hewitt, and photographer Grace White for their coverage of Westerly’s North End Christmas Luminaria this year.

We are thankful to The Sun for its interest and support of community-building activities like ours. We also want to stress that it was the generous and enthusiastic effort of The Greater North End Community Development, over a dozen North End residents, the Jonnycake Center of Westerly and Operation Stand Down for the assembly and set up of the luminaria, and at least 10 neighborhood financial contributors for making this project possible this year.

These are the heroes of North End Christmas spirit.

We also want to acknowledge John Ham of Canal Street for helping to extend the “Lights of Love” in the direction of the downtown area. Our hope is that this inspiring tradition will continue to expand in the North End and return to its former prominence throughout our entire town.

Cathy and Mike DeNoia and family


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