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A Memory tree for you and for me
Please help with this special 19 days of Norwich and the Valley event brought to you by the Norwich Lions club
This story is about the Norwich Lions club memory tree that will be placed and decorated in the gazebo. There will be several more photos and more info that will be added to the story. This story is simply to get the event promoted in time for the startup date of December 1.
Here is more information and a real nice story of the history of the memory tree that Steve Flanders did on our website:
And the link for the Memory tree form is here:
The 2022 Norwich Lions Club Memory Tree to benefit the 19 Days of Norwich
If you would like to make a donation simply download this form, or use your own note paper. You can print it out and drop it off either by mail or to the Town of Norwich drop box. Please make checks payable to the Norwich Lions Club.
The Norwich Lions club has been decorating a tree on the green since 1979 to promote the holiday spirit and to preserve the memory of a loved one or someone special. The tree is decorated and the bulbs that are placed on it are decorative but also have another purpose.
Each bulb represents a memory or celebration of friends and loved ones.
The Norwich Lions Club is accepting donations to benefit the 19 Days of Norwich, which is Dan & Whit’s initiative to raise funds for the Upper Valley Haven from December 1 through 19. Donations will be matched by a grant from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation. The link for the Upper valley Haven can be found here
and the link for the 19 days of the Valley event can be found here
You are welcome to send us a note to tell us your name and those to be remembered, or simply be an anonymous donor if you wish.
Either mail your remembrance to:
Norwich Lions Club Memory Tree
P.O. Box 854
Norwich, VT 05055-0854
Or, drop it off at the box on the front door of:
Tracy Hall, 300 Main Street
Your optional contribution towards the 19 Days of Norwich will be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to “Norwich Lions Club”.
Bonnie Munday—the Norwich Town Clerk—has kindly offered to compile your memorials on a list that she will display in front of Tracy Hall in the New Year.
Norwich Lions Club
This is a story about the teamwork and the effort that goes into this event.
First, the Lions send out a couple of scouts - cubs if you will, this year it is Gary De Gasta and Glen Britton who leave the den to find the perfect tree. They bring it back to the Gazebo, place it on a stand and secure it. It stays that way for a day or so until another group of Lions show up to work as a team to decorate it.
Our Lions club motto is “We serve “ and serve we do
Here are some photos of the 2021 event that will tell my story:
Here it is just another Xmas tree but soon it will be something special, a Norwich Lions club memory tree promoting the holiday spirit.
First came the untangling of the lights
And it took some teamwork to get everything ready to go
Placing the ornament on top of the tree
Decorating with the tree lights
And a watchful eye to make sure it is right
A team effort here
A job well done by all
Ta Dah ! Another job well done
A view at night with the lights shining bright
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