The setup process involved more than 40 volunteers packing candles in bags and delivering them to several homes in the Old Town area.
The 444 Boy Scouts went from house to house to give out lights. And for some, it’s a family tradition.
“So we’ve been doing this for ten years,” said Crot Elsaesser, Boy Scout 444 director of scouting.
His three sons have been part of this tradition for many years, now his youngest is carrying the torch.
“At least it’s still kind of a tradition at the moment for my family. So it’s pretty good. I’m used to it,” said Tate Elsaesser.
Friday morning, they delivered 907 dozen lights and hope mother nature cooperates for the traditional Mexican festival.
“It was a bit windy,” Elsaesser said. Hopefully it will die of the light because it’s a little hard to shine.
No matter what happens tonight, tomorrow the scout boy will return to pick up the lamps.
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