SHAMOKIN - Applications are now being accepted for the Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts Luminaries, scheduled for Friday, May 23 at the Market Street park plot.

A luminary, which costs $5, can be placed in memory of, or in honor of a loved one whose name will be placed on the luminary. This year, luminaries will hang in the trees along the Market Street Park plot, where they will be illuminated throughout the night.

Applications are available in today's edition of The News-Item or at Beverly's Flowers, Shuey Jewelers and Olvany Insurance Agency, all in downtown Shamokin. There is no limit to purchase.

All luminary forms must be returned with payment by May 16. Forms can be sent to the Northumberland County Council of the Arts and Humanities, PO Box 472, Shamokin 17872, or to Ann Marie Slodysko, 990 Mountain Road, Paxinos 17860.