ROXBURY – As part of the Saltbox Christmas at the Riggs Colonial House, the holiday celebration at the Museums at Drakesville Historic Park, students from the Interact Club from Roxbury High School spent Friday night in the rain assembling dozens of luminaries that were used to light a footpath between the King Canal Store and the King Victorian Home.
The Interact Club is a community service club that boasts 337 members, said club president Mackenzie Mathis, 17.
“This is a great way to help out,” said Mathis. “It is so easy to get kids to show up.” Despite a steady rain, students spent about a half hour assembling then placing 100 luminaries throughout the property.
Mary Ann Dudak, secretary for the Roxbury Historic Trust, said this is the third year for the luminaries at the Christmas celebration at Drakesville, adding that having the thirty or so high school students doing the work eases the burden on the few museum volunteers.
“It’s a time consuming task for a few people but the kids make short work of it,” said Dudak.
Steve Alford, a Roxbury Rotary member who is an advisor to the Interact Club, thinks adding the luminaries makes the “site a little prettier and puts us all in the holiday spirit.”