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Lights on sale for Tree of Honor and Remembrance

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis is kicking off its annual Christmas Tree of Honor and Remembrance. Lights can be purchased in Remembrance of loved ones or to Honor someone special. Lights are available for purchase until Dec. 1.

Lights can be purchased in remembrance of a loved one or to honor someone special. Lights have been purchased following a death or to honor a special birthday, to honor a cancer survivor, or even the birth of a child.

The Christmas tree will be located in Gladstone’s Van Cleve Park and a lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the beach house. The tree will stay lit through Jan. 4. Names of those honored or remembered will be posted at the lighting ceremony, in a book at the Gladstone City Hall, online at www.gladstonekiwanis.weebly.com, and on the Gladstone Kiwanis Facebook page.

Light forms can be downloaded online at www.gladstonekiwanis.weebly.com. Forms can also be picked up and turned in at the Gladstone City Hall. Other locations where forms can be picked up are the Gladstone Square Pharmacy, All Saints Catholic Church, First Lutheran Church in Gladstone, and at Pat’s Foods in Gladstone. Forms can be returned by mail to Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis, PO Box 22, Gladstone, MI 49837.

Money raised through the fundraiser will benefit youth programs in the community, such as the Gladstone and Rapid River Backpack Program, which feeds school age children in the area. Other projects that the Kiwanis support are the Gladstone 10th Street Project, Kids Kingdom, the Salvation Army, iPads for Autism, Bay Cliff, Key Clubs, athletic teams, robotic teams, Cub and Boy Scouts, among others.

If you have any questions, contact Peggy Austin at 906-241-0889.

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