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Luminaire display set in Hancock

December 10, 2002

HANCOCK - The 8th annual display of 2,500 luminaires in the three historic cemeteries on Church and High streets in Hancock will get under way Sunday at dark.

Sponsored by St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, the display will be apparent in the Episcopal cemetery as well as at the gravesites in St. Peter's Catholic cemetery and the Hancock Presbyterian cemetery.

Again this year, the project is under the direction of St. Thomas Lay Associate Steven McCarty who originated the endeavor eight years ago.

This year, a Living Nativity put on by the youth fellowships of St. Thomas' and St. Peter's churches.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, St. Thomas' acolytes guild, youth fellowship and other church volunteers will prepare the luminaires - candles in small paper bags filled with sand.

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Organizers ask that vehicles enter the cemeteries at East High Street behind St. Peter's where the Living Nativity will be set up. Vehicles will then proceed through and west on Cemetery Lane, exiting onto Baptist Road.

A freewill offering will be collected to defray the costs of the display.

A bad weather date of Dec. 21 has been set.

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