It’s Parade Day!

We have been working well into the night putting the finishing touches on our lanterns… and we are finally there!

There may be a chance of snow showers, so wrap up warm, grab your lanterns and we’ll see you on the streets!

With just one day to go…

..our volunteers are working furiously to help prepare student lanterns in time for tomorrow’s parade.
If you are interesting in volunteering before or during the parade, we would really appreciate it! Jobs may include stewarding (wearing an orange vest & collecting poles at Dac Rowe etc.) or assisting artists in carrying their lanterns. Please come to the gym at Thatcher Brook Primary School, Stowe Street VT, at 3pm for the stewards’ meeting. Many thanks!

Volunteers prepare student lanterns

Volunteers prepare student lanterns

MK puts the finishing touches on some 4th grade large-scale lanterns

MK puts the finishing touches on some 4th grade large-scale lanterns


Bring an old light – get a fresh battery

In an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle, please bring along your old LED lights from a previous River of Light parade and we will exchange your batteries for FREE.
We’ll be in the school gym from 4-5pm on Dec. 6th and light station volunteers will be happy to help with your battery exchange.
Alternatively, if you need a fresh new light, they will be available to purchase for $1 each. (cost price). Our LEDs are fully submersible so you can even use it to light up your bath when you get home 😉
This is what they look like..

Unlit - lit - in a plastic baggie!

Call to Volunteers!

We are only a week away from this year’s River of Light – and we would love your help! If you have a few hours to spare on Parade Day, Saturday December 7th, please do let us know – any assistance would be really appreciated!

Here is a small sampling of what we’ll be getting up to on Parade Day:
10am-3pm: getting lanterns ready and fitting poles
3pm to 5pm: helping artists with their lanterns, distributing lanterns to the Thatcher Brook students, attending light stations
5pm to 6pm: stewarding in the parade and generally having fun!

If any of this appeals to you, and you can spare an hour or more, please email Gowri at here or MK Monley here.

Thank you!