WESTMORE — The Westmore community is set to continue its cherished holiday tradition of lighting the park memorial tree on December 3 at 5 p.m. The ceremony, which takes place on the shores of Willoughby Lake, remembers those who have passed away and honors their contributions to the community and the church.
Since the early 2020s, the lighting of the memorial tree has become a poignant event during the Advent season in Westmore, offering a moment of reflection for friends and family of the departed.
Community members are encouraged to participate by bringing a special ornament to adorn the tree and to join in an evening of remembrance that includes singing Christmas carols and enjoying light refreshments in the church’s Emerson room.
In addition to the memorial ceremony, this year’s gathering will support the local pantry food shelf through a collection of food and monetary donations.
The church aims to address the significant need for food in the area by extending its services to those in need during the holiday season.
For individuals who cannot attend the event but still wish to contribute, donations can be made via check to the Westmore Community Church at 27 Hinton Hill Road.
The support from the Westmore community will help ensure that the local pantry can provide for families facing food insecurity.