Town announces second Remembrance Trees fundraiser
The Remembrance Trees fundraiser is returning to Wareham this holiday season, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan announced at the Tuesday, Nov. 1 meeting of the Wareham Board of Selectmen.
Seventy-four trees are available to decorate in memory of a loved one, at a cost of $50 per tree. All proceeds will go to Damien’s Place Food Pantry in Wareham. Last year, the cost was $25 per tree, but residents wanted to donate more.
In response to popular demand, 60 trees will be set aside to honor veterans. The town planned to plant the trees at the Town Green (also known as Center Park), but park officials refused, saying that they would not allow any digging on site. The town plans to display the trees at the veterans monument by Town Hall. All proceeds from sales of trees will go to the Kendrick House home for disabled veterans.
The Onset Bay Association also plans to offer trees, the proceeds of which go to the association. The trees will be displayed on Onset Pier. For more information, call 508-295-7072.
Due to limited supply, the town requests that each resident buy only one tree.
“It’s not necessary to purchase three different trees for three different people,” Sullivan said. “They’re all part of your family, one tree is enough.”