DAVIDSON – The forecast for wintery weather this weekend has forced the postponement of the Davidson Housing Coalition’s annual holiday tradition, Holidays for Hope & Housing, until Saturday, Dec. 15.
The event, in its 18th year, began in the McConnell neighborhood of Davidson as a way for the community to celebrate the holidays with the lighting of luminaria, while coming together to support a good cause. The warm glow on a wintry December night caught the attention, and affection, of other neighborhoods who quickly joined in the festivities.
In recent years, Holidays for Hope & Housing has grown —l ast year, with the help of volunteers from the Community School of Davidson and Boy Scout Troop 58, more than 10,000 luminarias were created, and more than 850 families across Davidson and Cornelius participated.
Preparations were set for this year’s lighting on Saturday, Dec. 8, but the uncertainty of possible ice and snow has convinced organizers to wait a week for the event.
Sets of luminaria, which include eight sand-filled paper bags and candles, are available with a donation to DHC. To ask about the availability of luminarias or to make a donation to the event, www.davidsonhousing.org or email Development Coordinator Livesey Pack, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-892-4486.