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Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County

Tree of Names and Lights 2023

The Tree of Names and Lights is live in Lou Mac Park. It remains up until New Year’s Day.

The tree is an Oriental tradition, revived in 2019 by unofficial Oriental historian Grace Evans. It honors and memorializes residents and loved ones (people and pets). Grace’s daughter Meta Jones continues the tradition for her late mother.

For a $5 donation, one candle ornament with the name of your loved one is hand made and placed on the Tree of Names and Lights in Lou Mac Park. A red bow on the candle means ‘In Honor of’, a green bow is ‘In Memory of’.

Donations go to a different charity each year. This year, donations go to support the Oriental History Museum.

Please send all information (In Honor or In Memory, and the name) and your donations to:
The Tree of Names & Lights
301 Midyette Street
Oriental, NC 28571
Make checks out to: The Tree of Lights

Donations will continue to be accepted and added to the tree up until Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24. Names will be posted online after the first of the year.

Check out the tree from years past:
In Honor & Memory 2022
In Honor & Memory 2021
In Honor & Memory 2020
In Honor & Memory; The Tree of Names and Lights


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