Grant’s Trail in the Gravois Greenway will be illuminated for the fourth annual Crestwood Nite of Lights: Give and Glow Celebration on December 4th.
Bring your friends, family, and four legged friends to see the greenway lit by luminaries between Big Bend and Watson Road.
Each individual luminary honors a favorite veteran, past or present. They are available for a $5 donation with all proceeds benefiting USA Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the practical and financial needs of current and recently discharged military personnel and their families. USA Cares usually responds to calls for assistance within 48 hours of their request. Since it was founded, they have provided more than $11 million to help service persons and their families in crisis. Luminaries can be purchased online for $5 here.
The celebration also includes bonfires, tours of the historic Sappington House, complimentary hot chocolate, spiced cider and cookies on the back porch of The Barn Restaurant. Get your photo taken with Santa and enjoy holiday musical entertainment by local Girl Scout carolers. A Crestwood Fire Truck and the 620th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and Armored vehicles will be on display.
The Night of Lights will begin with a trumpet reveille at 5:20 followed by a flag ceremony and the Star-Spangled Banner. At the end of the evening, it will close with taps and a release of special luminary balloons into the night sky.
Free parking will be available at Crestwood School on Sappington Blvd as well as on Reco Drive, just south of the Sappington Barn Complex. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, LIKE the Nite of Lights: Give and Glow page on Facebook.