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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Luminary display starts tonight

A close up photo of five luminaries at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir, NC

City of Lenoir employees set out roughly 8,000 luminaries Friday morning at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

The annual Luminary Display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park starts tonight at 6:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.Every December, City staff and volunteers place thousands luminaries on the graves at Blue Ridge Memorial Park to honor families whose loved ones are buried in the cemetery.

This year, due to concerns about COVID-19, the City did not ask volunteers to help light the luminaries. Public Works purchased LED candles, and staff started working at 9:00 a.m. Friday to put the LED candles in the luminaries and place the luminaries throughout the cemetery. Staff wore masks and social distanced while working.

Blue Ridge Memorial Park is located at 2017 Wilkesboro Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645. Come by this evening and drive through to enjoy the display.

City of Lenoir staff place LED candles in luminaries at Blue Ridge Memorial Park

City of Lenoir staff place LED lights in luminary bags, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

A picture of the cemetery showing luminaries and police and fire vehicles in the background

City staff set out nearly 8,000 luminaries Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, in preparation for the annual luminary display at Blue Ridge Memorial Park.

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