Inaugural Atlantic Beach Luminaria raises $3,700

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices launches new annual tradition


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s inaugural Atlantic Beach Luminaria raised $3,700.

The funds were donated to Boy Scout Troop 15 of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in support of My Brothers’ Keeper and the Beaches Town Center Agency for Beaches area community improvements.

"It was so incredible to see the streets of Atlantic Beach throughout the community lined with luminaria, magically transforming our city into a night of lights and a celebration of the holiday season like it has never seen before,” said Realtor Lee Elmore. “I personally want to thank everyone who volunteered and participated to help make the inaugural Atlantic Beach Luminaria a huge success.

“We are looking forward to even bigger participation in the years to come,” Elmore continued, adding that Neptune Beach would be added to the event next year. “So get ready for an even bigger night of lights."

Modeled after the popular luminaria in Riverside Avondale, the Atlantic Beach event produced a holiday glow throughout the community, providing a venue for friends and neighbors to gather for the holiday season. Proceeds from the event were raised from luminaria kits sales and community donations.

“Our team loves to be a part of events that bring our communities together while making a positive difference in the lives of many,” said Christy Budnick, broker and executive vice president. “We appreciate the tremendous support we received from the Atlantic Beach community and we are especially proud of our Atlantic Beach/Intracoastal West/Southside branch office team for making our inaugural luminaria event a terrific success. We are already looking forward to a bigger and brighter event in 2017.”