The Memory Tree 2013

To the Editor:

Sponsored by the Amherst Garden Club, the Memory Tree acts as a remembrance of a loved one to all who have made a donation.

This tree, an Amherst tradition dating back to 1995, is located in the center of town speaking out with a twinkle to all who pass by. “Remember me, remember the times we shared.”

The Memory Tree will be lit on Friday, Dec. 6, the weekend of the Tree Lighting Festival and will stay lit through the cold winter nights into January.

Now is the time to send in your donation and names to be remembered.

The money raised in the past has gone to various organizations, such as Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Purgatory Watershed Conservancy, Community Hospice House in Merrimack, Steeple Fund/Amherst Congregational Church, Wilton Forest Fund, the lost village of Monson and SHARE.

We are happy to announce that donations to Memory Tree 2013 will be going to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests (Forest Society) in an effort to keep 500 acres of forests permanently undeveloped and open to the public for recreational use. We know this is an excellent opportunity to preserve our environment for our community and the generations to come.

Please call Trese Gilligan at 714-9182 if you have any questions. Donations ($5 for individual name or $25 for a family) may be sent to “The Memory Tree”/Amherst Gardeners, PO Box 694, Amherst, NH 03031.

Thank you for your support. Stop by and see the tree and sign posted with the names of those being remembered.

TRESE GILLIGAN

Amherst Garden Club president