That’s the number of paper bags filled with sand and votive candles for the Christmas Eve 2011 Luminarias celebration at Tumacacori National Historical Park. The bags were hand-folded by a 92 year-old volunteer over the summer. Two piles of sand, about 20-30 staff and volunteers, two hours of filling, carting and placing the traditional nighttime lights.
Two thousand, six hundred visitors between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
A beautiful night.
Note: The photographer (Moi) also filled bags, placed candles, sang in the choir, and served cookies…and had a great time!)