It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Riviera Bay Luminaries!!! Our cherished tradition of lighting up our streets with luminaries is upon us. As always, our dedicated volunteers will be visiting you soon with these festive candles.

 

We’re excited to announce that Toni will be distributing the candles and bags to our volunteers starting the week of December 12th. This wouldn’t be possible without the amazing efforts of Jean Tyack, our distributors, and all our volunteers, who work tirelessly to keep this beautiful Christmas Eve tradition alive.

 

This year, we also want to honor those who have been integral to this tradition over the years. A special mention to Sheryl Spencer, who has been a part of this since 1993, and Roger Eitner, whose cheerful holiday greetings we will deeply miss. Their dedication and spirit have been the backbone of our community’s festive joy.

 

Thank you to each one of you for your contributions, big or small, in making Riviera Bay a wonderful place to live, especially during the holidays. Let’s continue to spread the light and warmth this season.

CANDLE DISTRIBUTORS

Kathie Mindis 97th Ave NE, 1st St NE AND Oak St NE 727-403-0042 
 98th Ave N & NE, 5 Houses on 2nd St After Bridge  
   
Karen Joseph Sun Isle Dr. NE, 96th Ave N 603-674-3440 
   
Marc/Carrie Plotnick Treasure Lane NE 727-563-0599 
   
Lance/Debbie Obst 94th Ave N-NE, Oak St NE, 1st St off 4th St 727-742-3043 
   
Toni Michalove 2nd St between 92nd AND 97th Ave, 93rd Ave N 727-492-5682 
 9401 Sun Isle Dr NE Sunlit Cove Dr NE  
 North Side of 83rd N, 84th N, 85th N, 87th N, Diagonal, Waverly Rd,  
 3rd St N to the Canal  
 NE Side of 83rd to Freeport Ave, NE From Riverside Dr NE to  
 Orient Way NE 
 79th Ave N, 2nd Way N, 2nd & 3rd St N  
   
Kim Triplett Bay, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Streets between 89th AND 92nd Ave N 727-577-4117 
   
Sandy Mitchell 92nd Ave, Oak St NE, 90th Ave NE 727-251-5054 
   
Stephanie Boyle 8325 Riverside Dr NE South of 83rd Ave NE – Including Riverside 727-576-3323 
 Dr NE, 83rd Ave NE and Eastward to Riviera Bay Park  
   
Ingrid Busselle Riverside Dr NE, Tallahassee Dr NE, Orient Way NE from 727-576-3656 
 85th Ave NE, 87th Ave NE  
   
Kathie Mindis South side of 83rd Ave N, 80th, 81st, 82nd from 4th St to Riverside Dr N 727-403-0042

Our neighborhood has so many volunteers that donate time and have done so for several years. We appreciate all of our volunteers and want to take a moment to not only thank our current ones, but to reflect on our fellow neighbors who were also longtime candle distributers. Sheryl Spencer started delivering candles for our community in 1993. When her son was young, he helped her for many years. She and her husband, Dan, have been living in our neighborhood for many, many years, and have always been wonderful neighbors, and great friends. We cannot thank Sheryl enough for her 27 years of loyal dedication. Roger Eitner lived in our neighborhood over 20 years and started helping with candle delivery in 2013. You could catch him sitting in his front yard as neighbor after neighbor stopped by to get their candles. Since his passing this year, we will miss his cheery holiday greetings, along with that big smile.

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