“06880” reader Luisa Francoeur was puzzled recently, when dozens of white bags saying “T-1, November 5” sprouted in her Old Hill neighborhood.
She wondered if “06880” knew what was up. We not only did not know; we had never heard of the bags before.
Luisa took matters into her own hands. Somehow, she learned that November 5 was the 2nd annual “T-1 Luminary Enlightenment” event, to raise awareness of type 1/juvenile diabetes. Across the country, participants lit luminaries to raise awareness of, and shine light on — get it? — the need to find a cure for this devastating disease.
You learn something new every day. I learned something about luminaries, and type 1/juvenile diabetes.
But here’s the reason this is a great “06880” story: The T-1 Enlightenment website instructs everyone, everywhere, to take pictures of their luminaries, and send them to a Westport post office box.
Westport: a world leader in curing juvenile diabetes. Is this an amazing town or what?