Tree of Lights ceremony on December 3

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NEK Council on Aging’s Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony outside its offices on the corner of Summer and Winter streets in St. Johnsbury last December. Photo courtesy of NEK Council of Aging

The NEK Council on Aging will celebrate its annual Memory Tree Lighting ceremony, which honors late nutrition director Sally Briggs on Thursday, December 3, at 4 p.m.

“Sally loved life,” Executive Director Lisa Viles recalled of her long-serving coworker who lost her battle with cancer in 2012. “She loved her family and friends. She loved listening to music and going to plays. She especially loved kayaking. She left a lifetime of goodwill.”

The Council invites anyone who would like to honor Ms. Briggs or a similar individual who shared her spirit of community service to take part in this year’s Memory Tree Lighting.

A suggested donation of $5 includes a light and the opportunity to have the names of loved ones read aloud and printed in a program for the special event. Contributions support the council’s emergency food and fuel funds.

The observance takes place during the council’s holiday open house, at which homemade refreshments will be served and caroling will take place. — from the NEK Council on Aging.

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