Fletcher High Students and Neptune Beach to “Light the Night” for Holidays…and Education

When the City of Neptune Beach lights its Christmas tree on Friday December 2, they will also be working with some students from  Fletcher High School’s AICE Program (Advanced International Certificate of Education) to light Penman Road and the neighboring area of Jarboe Park with holiday luminaries. Luminaria are a beautiful holiday decoration, lighting the night with flickering candles.  When a neighborhood or street join together to create a luminous scene, the candlelight is simply beautiful.              

Fletcher students are selling luminary kits for $10 each, and each kit contains 12 candles.  Fletcher High and Neptune Beach are encouraging everyone to light theirs especially on December 2, at dusk, the night of the City’s tree lighting, in honor of education.  In these challenging budgetary times, these students who are both selling the kits and helping the city to line Penman Road and Jarboe Park, hope that the community remembers to keep the light (our attention!  and commitment!) on education.  You see, the AICE program will benefit from the sale of these kits, and the students are dedicated to raising money that will be apportioned to their AICE education.  They’re a pretty dedicated group of kids!

You can obtain a luminary kit by calling Fletcher High School at 247-5905, or comment on this website.  We will put you in touch with a student who will get you all the luminaries you want for the holidays.  We think that homes and neighborhoods with luminaries during the holidays are particularly lovely.  When driving around the beaches to view residential holiday displays this season (you do that, don’t you?) think of keep the light on education whenever you see luminaria.

The beaches community – its businesses and residents – have always been generous supporters of the myriad programs Fletcher offers; and Fletcher has been a positive school for the beaches community.  The AICE students thank everyone in advance for their support.




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Jeannie Greenwald is a freelance photographer, neighborhoods evangelist, and editor-in-chief of The Beaches Online. She is also a degreed psychologist and occasionally works as an adoption social worker for Jacksonville area families. She founded The Beaches Online, LLC, in 2011 to write about the happenings in 'the beaches' - the island-without-a-name, in Duval and St. Johns Counties, Florida. Always equipped with cameras, she roams the beaches, the string of barrier islands from Amelia to Anastasia, and also journeys inland, to the rural banks of Florida's blackwater rivers, and the pristine, freshwater springs. Jeannie's lived at the beaches for twelve years, and considers herself a common-law native. She celebrates the joy of living in a coastal community that prides itself on its beautiful beaches and strong, independent local business community.

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