In advance of every Independence Day, the Raft-O-Rama Committee prepares luminaries. These candles, in especially prepared paper bags, are lit at sundown and placed along the lake’s shorelines. The result? The waters of Clark Lake are surrounded by a soft glow.
The Committee is asking those along the lake shore to light the luminaries on Thursday, July 4th.
The luminaries are now available at Doyle’s Market on Hyde Road. A set of 10 pre-assembled, ready to light, versions are $15. The do it yourself version are available at $10. Profits go to support Raft-O-Rama events. Committee members also go door-to-door to ensure as much participation as possible.
In this video from last year, you can see how the committee assembles the luminaries.
Video: Rick Belcher
Instructions for luminaries: