Special to the Journal
Albany, Ga. - The Resident Planning Group of McIntosh Homes is joining forces with the residents of Palmyra Heights and Rawson Circle along with Mission Change and Hines Memorial C.M.E. Church to conduct the second annual combined Luminary Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 23, 2012.
The Luminary Christmas Celebration has been an annual event for both Palmyra Heights and Rawson Circle for many years. They add the Christmas spirit to their neighborhoods by placing lighted candles in bags along the streets of their neighborhoods for residents and visitors to enjoy. It is a tradition that brings the neighbors together and adds beauty and light for visitors who might choose to drive by and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. And, if all goes well, they sometimes have a visit from Santa Claus himself!
For the second year in a row, the Neighborhood Associations of Palmyra Heights and Rawson Circle have joined forces with the Residents of the McIntosh Homes public housing development to expand on the celebration. McIntosh Homes is currently the focus of a planning effort for the newly named “The Oaks at North Intown” neighborhood that will result in an Implementation Plan for the revitalization of both the public housing property and the entire surrounding neighborhood. The Resident Planning Group has been formed as a vehicle for the residents to become more involved in their neighborhood and to have input as the plan is developed.
Plans have been made to place luminaries in each of the three neighborhoods such that they will connect at Third Avenue adjacent to Hilsman Park. Visitors to the neighborhoods will be able to experience the beauty of the luminaries as they also enjoy the many displays of Christmas lights at individual homes, and the residents of the neighborhoods will enjoy a time of participating in a unique and exciting opportunity to come together to build community.