Chester To Light Up For Hanukka

The Chester Community Menora Lighting will be taking place on Tues., Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m., at the Gazebo Park, Main St.

Members of the Chester community are also invited to participate in a poetry contest.

Submissions can be in any poetry form.  Please include name, grade and school. Poems can be emailed to

Poems must be connected to the Hanukka theme- “What Hanukka Means to Me.” Deadline for entry is Dec. 21.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.  There will be three winners in total, one from each of the following age groups:  Grades first and second; grades third through fifth; and grades sixth through eighth.

Each winner will receive a special grand prize.

For those who miss the Chester lighting, swing over to the Mt. Olive Community Menora Lighting planned at 6:45 p.m. that same evening, Mon., Dec. 26, at the Mt. Olive Municipal Building in Budd Lake.

Hanukka begins at sunset Sat., Dec. 24, and ends nightfall on Sun., Jan 1.

For more information on Hanukka, visit

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