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Dec. 4- Walk of Lights and Groton Tree Lighting

Location: Union Congregational Church

Date: Saturday December 4th, 2021

Time: 4:15 pm

Location: Prescott Community Center, 145 Main Street, Groton MA

Join us for the ‘Walk of Lights’ and the ‘Groton Community Tree Lighting’ celebrating the beauty of light in our diverse faith traditions.  We will gather on Saturday, December 4th at 4:15 pm.  The celebration begins on the sidewalk in front of Prescott Community Center, 145 Main Street, Groton.  Volunteers will offer battery-operated candles for the ‘Walk of Lights’ down Main Street to the Groton Tree (near Filho’s Cucina).  Feel free to bring a lamp or luminary from your own faith tradition! Spontaneous carols may occur, for certain there will be cheerful banter as we make our way through our village center.

The lighting of our Groton tree has both religious and non-religious significance, the tree is a symbol with many meanings in a variety of cultures.   Each year, the Groton Interfaith Council honors a citizen or group of citizens by asking them to be the honorary tree lighters, an honor bestowed because they have made significant contributions to the town.  This year we will be honoring Bob and Sue Lotz and asking them to light the tree.

Susan & Bob were chosen as honorees for their work to further community building. Their recent creation of the Social Justice Trust Fund through the Groton Commissioners of Trust Funds (working with Karen Tuomi) expands their commitment to support an inclusive community with equal opportunities and privileges for all residents of Groton. Bob once stated regarding his work to found (along with Claire Macy) the Groton Neighbors organization, “…to create a village – a non-profit, membership organization to help seniors stay in their homes and stay engaged with the community as they grow older.” They both support social justice and a strong helpful community. Thank you, Susan and Bob for your many contributions to the ‘village’ of Groton.

The event is free and open to the public.