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Urbanna Memory-Honor Tree has raised over $700

The four inches of snow that fell Friday night made the Urbanna Christmas Tree and historic Middlesex Woman’s Club building a beautiful sight. (Photo by LaJean Browning-Smith)
The “Lights in Honor or Memory Tree,” sponsored by the Urbanna Beautification Committee, continues to shine bright next to the Middlesex Woman’s Club building on Virginia Street.

For a $5 donation, a clear bulb in memory of a loved one, or a red bulb in honor of a special person, will be hung on the town Christmas tree. Remembrances and designees will be published in the Southside Sentinel.

The committee has specified that all funds raised by this event be donated to charity, and this year’s recipient will be Christmas Friends Inc. To date, over $700 has been raised through donations to the tree.

Please send donations and information to Urbanna Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 255, Urbanna, VA 23175.

Recent donations to the tree include the following.

White lights given in memory of: Loved ones by Beatrice Taylor; Mother and Dad by Susan Field; Betsy Snead by Susan Field; Shep Chowning by John and Elaine Berry Rackley; Loved ones by Catherine Via; Bill and Bessie Franck by Dianne Franck; William V. Franck Jr. by Dianne Franck; Mary W. Featherston by Dianne Franck; Paul Chandler by Sandra Chandler; George and Lavinia Franklin by Sandra Chandler; Carl J. Lorber by Sandra Chandler; Sonny Hutchins by Connie Hutchins; Jesse and Emma Thrift by Bill, Jessie and Leslie Thrift; Billy Parker Jr. by Rich and Anne Donoff; Lee Parker by Rich and Anne Donoff; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Parker by Rich and Anne Donoff; John Jenkins, Jr. by Rich and Anne Donoff; Bev Claar by Rich and Anne Donoff;

Red lights given in honor of: My family by Catherine Via; Willie and Nellie Foster by Bill, Jessie and Leslie Thrift; Elsworth and Adelle Foster by Bill, Jessie and Leslie Thrift; Vernelle Foster by Bill, Jessie and Leslie Thrift; Jeanette Armstead by Bill, Jessie and Leslie Thrift; Mayor Beatrice Taylor by Rich and Anne Donoff; Urbanna Town Administrator Lewis Filling by Rich and Anne Donoff; My granddaughters Loren and Elaina Dove by Beatrice Taylor; My daughter Paula and Peter Dove by Beatrice Taylor; My husband Dale by Beatrice Taylor; All the people who gave their time, help and love to the Urbanna Christmas season.

The Urbanna Beautification Committee thanked Macey White of Macey’s Christmas Trees in Hartfield for generously donating the first annual Lights in Honor and Memory Tree for Urbanna.  

White has seven varieties of trees on his Christmas tree farm and has been selling trees, wreaths, and other accessories since 1992. Call 776-6043 for more information.

posted 12.23.2009

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