During its Season of Luminaria Holiday Glow, Billings Clinic will host a prayer service and lighting of the luminarias at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the hospital atrium.
Participants in this year’s Yellowstone County Relay for Life had raised $566,200 as off Saturday afternoon, making the event an “amazing success,” a Relay organizer said Saturday.
Several Billings neighborhoods welcome holiday visitors with themed displays or special lighting events:
Billings Clinic is continuing the tradition of lighting luminarias in honor or memory of loved ones. During its Season of Luminaria Holiday Glow, Billings Clinic will host a prayer service and lighting of the luminarias at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Hospital Atrium.
Fifty Christmas Eves ago, 12-year-old Bobby Switzer set out luminaria along Mariposa Lane near his house.
Bobby Switzer, on the left, sits with his family a week before the 12-year-old was killed on his bicycle in 1962. The picture includes his father, Frank; sisters Julie and Christine; mother, Marge; and brother, Scott.
This photo of Bobby Switzer was taken several years before he put out luminaria at his Mariposa Lane home. After he was killed in bicycle accident in 1962, children in his neighborhood set out luminaria in his memory, a tradition that has continued since.
Marge McFarlane holds a luminaria on Mariposa Lane, near where her 12-year-old son, Bobby Switzer, was killed on his bicycle in 1962. The neighborhood still lights luminaria along the street every Christmas in memory of the boy.
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Billings Clinic will host a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the hospital atrium and light luminarias in honor or memory of a loved one.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Yellowstone County Relay for Life organizers said Saturday morning that $566,700 was raised in this year's event.
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