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Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County

Tree of Names and Lights - Dec 8

The Tree of Names and Lights goes live Wednesday, December 8 at 5:30p in Lou Mac Park and will remain up until New Year’s Day (weather permitting).

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). This year Grace’s daughter Meta Jones, is taking over 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. In 2021, donations will go to Hospice of Pamlico County.

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

Have your donations in to Meta by Monday, December 6 to get them on the tree. Donations will be accepted through (and added to the tree until) December 31, 2021. All proceeds go to Hospice of Pamlico. Names will be posted online after the first of the year.

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


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