Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that no food trucks will be part of the Candlelight Stroll, just food vendors.
Save the date for a night of flickering candles and joining thousands walking through Old Town to support those in need.
The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Candlelight Stroll will be held Friday, Dec. 2, starting at 7 p.m. on Queen Street.
Candles will be available at the start of the stroll for $3, and canned goods and donations for Newark Neighbours will be collected, said Jessica Taylor, event manager for the chamber.
By early November the chamber will announce who will be the recipient of the charitable donations collected at this year’s stroll, she said.
“We have gotten a lot of the community to come together and give us suggestions, which was very humbling,” Taylor said.
Food vendors are a new twist added to this year’s stroll, she said. In addition, both new and returning musical groups will be featured.
With the inclusion of food vendors, Taylor said, “A lot of guests arrive early and we just want to give the community an opportunity to be able to reach the guests who are joining us this year.”
Many people will also be coming out to volunteer, sing and help collect donations.
“Some of these people have been doing it for years and they’re fighting against the cold to do it again,” said Taylor.