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Scouts create, display thousands of luminaries around Glenwood Circle

What has long been a tradition for one neighborhood, has, over the years, grown into a tradition many throughout Vicksburg look forward to.

Saturday, members of Cub Scout Pack 7, along with members of Boy Scout Troop 7, both chartered by the Knights of Columbus Council 898, spent hours creating more than 5,000 luminaries that were then placed throughout the streets and neighborhoods surrounding Glenwood Circle.

The event, which has been done for more than two decades, has become an annual project and fundraiser for Cub Scout 7 since 2011.

As Pack and Troop members, along with parents and volunteers, put the luminaries together, another set of parents and volunteers traveled the streets and neighborhoods spacing the luminaries along the sidewalks and curbs.

And, like clockwork, as the sunset, homeowners and volunteers began lighting the luminaries, creating a maze of lights through the neighborhood and surrounding streets.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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