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BES To Host Beeswax Candle-Dipping Fundraiser - Brevard, NC


November 20, 2017

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Julie Hardison (left) and her children, Molly and Ian, check out sample beeswax candles made by Geraldine Dinkins (right) for the "Let It Shine Brevard" fundraiser, scheduled for Dec. 1–3 at Brevard Elementary School.

Dipping beeswax candles in a communal, drop-in setting, may be a novel fundraising idea for Brevard and its surroundings areas, but in central Europe it is a well-known and cherished tradition that plays an important role in many religious and seasonal celebrations.

Growing up and making beeswax candles once a year in time for Advent, Brevard Elementary School parent Geraldine Dinkins is excited at the chance to translate a beloved and meaningful marker of the impending Holiday season from her native Switzerland for her adopted American home community.

In that capacity, she is organizing...

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