PARIS – The Western Maine Veterans’ Advisory Committee will once again light the “Tree of Caring” in front of the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.

“It has become a highlight of the Christmas season,” said Megan Curtis, receptionist. “I love to watch the residents and visitors approach the list. When they find a familiar name their faces usually light up with the smile of a fond memory.”

The official tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The tree will remain lit through New Year’s and the list of honorees and their donors will be displayed in the lobby of the home during that time.

All proceeds support the activities and special needs of the home residents, which is the sole mission of the Western Maine Veterans’ Advisory Committee.

Bulbs can be purchased for $5 each at the home or by mailing a donation and bulb information to Pat Young, Bulb Committee chairman, 159 Paris Hill Rd., South Paris, ME 04281.

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