Luminary festival coming

By Bryn Manion

The second annual St. Anthony Park Elementary Luminary Festival will be held on Feb. 25 and 26 at Langford Park.

Illumination will begin both nights during the 5 p.m. hour and by twilight the luminary path will be ready to walk.

The Saturday evening showing will have special programming for SAP Elementary School students with hot cocoa and entertainment scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday evening’s illumination will allow attendees to walk the path at their own pace in a more meditative environment.

The 2022 Luminary Festival was the first school gathering since the start of Covid-19. That was a cold, clear winter night with more than a thousand lights decorating a pathway through Langford Park.

The event took place shortly after the invasion of Ukraine, a time when attendees were grateful for the ability to come together with meaningful connection. The night culminated with professional fire dancers who made everyone scream with delight and wonder.

This year, the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation is supporting the event by contributing funding that will enable a second night of illumination for the greater SAP community to enjoy.

The free event is hosted by the St. Anthony Park School Association. However, SAPSA will gratefully receive attendee donations to support programming and enrichment at our wonderful neighborhood elementary school at givemn.org/event/sapluminary

Bryn Manion is a parent volunteer with the St. Anthony Park School Association.

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