Junior League of Greater Lakeland Light Up Lakeland December 9, 2018

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Junior League of Greater Lakeland is hosting its first ever luminary event, Light Up Lakeland, Sunday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to line the curbs in front and around their home with beautiful luminaries.

The League is selling luminary kits as follows: one kit for $20, or two kits for $30. Each kit includes 15 bags, candles, sand and assembly instructions on how and when to put your luminaries out. Kits can be purchased online at JLGL.org/estore. Kits will be delivered one week prior to December 9. Orders are due November 16, 2018.

The sale of luminaries benefits the Junior League of Greater Lakeland community projects Reading is Fundamental, Ready to Read, World of Reading and a variety of women’s-focused leadership and wellness initiatives.

“It is an honor to introduce Lakeland’s first ever luminary night, Light Up Lakeland for Literacy, as we ‘shine a light’ on the need for greater programming to support early childhood literacy. The League has partnered with The Learning Resource Center to develop a curriculum that will be shared with caregivers of children birth through age 5 in an effort to cultivate an early love of learning and reading. The program is scheduled to roll out at the end of this year.”  says Callie Miller, Junior League of Greater Lakeland President. “Your partnership in bringing visibility to early literacy development will not only provide a beautiful sight for your neighbors, but will also unite the community around this very important cause.”

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland would like to thank our event partner The Lunz Group Architects, as well as our community partners Southern Homes, Publix Super Markets Charities, MidState Industrial Maintenance and 97.5 WPCV and Max 98.3.

For more information, please contact LightUpLkld@JLGL.org or call us at (863) 682.2112.

About The Junior League of Greater Lakeland

Women building better communities. That’s the Junior League.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. is committed to promoting overall wellness of body, mind, and spirit for women and children in our community, through our own community efforts and by partnering with other non-profit organizations in the Greater Lakeland area with a wellness vision.

JLGL members actively reach well over 10,000 families each year. Sustainers, members who have served the JLGL faithfully for decades, have left a proud legacy. Together, all members continue to meet the needs of the community in unique and powerful ways.


The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  The Junior League is exclusively educational and charitable.

Statement on Voluntarism

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. has as its purpose: to promote voluntarism, to develop the potential of its members for voluntary participation in community affairs, to demonstrate the effectiveness of trained volunteers, to support and promote voluntarism as an essential component of our society.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. further recognizes the critical role of the voluntary sector in experimenting, demonstrating, innovating and advocating for needed change, monitoring the public sector objectively and impartially in?uencing governmental program development and providing those services unavailable through government programs.

Therefore, the Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. will continue to take action that will ensure the effectiveness of the voluntary sector.