Heywood Club tree

NORWAY — The Heywood Club will again be setting up a Christmas tree at the Club House on the front lawn at the 4 corners of the Crockett Ridge Rd. to raise money for our building fund, to help maintain our building.

A little history of the club: It was started in 1903 by a group of neighborhood ladies who wanted to get together and discuss books that each would read, and share magazines – so it started as a literary club. It turned into so much more over the years. In 1905, the club was erected on the spot it is today and has been meeting ever since, except for 1 year during WW2 as the women were busy helping on their farms or doing war-related needs and once again in 2021, because of the pandemic.

We are the oldest organization in the town of Norway with a lot of history. We have raised money to help families in times of need, fed those that did not have enough food, provided support for those grieving, and have lived by our motto “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” for years. We have a small scholarship fund, a general fund, and a new building fund to set aside money to maintain our building.

This year money raised with donations to the Lights of Love Tree will go into the building fund as we are in need of a new roof at some point. You can make a contribution by purchasing a light for the tree in ‘Memory or Honor of’ someone. Donations will be $5 for each light and a list will be posted at the club.

Tree Lighting will be held on Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m. It was a beacon of light last year, in a dismal year caused by the pandemic. You can help by making a check out to The Heywood Club, and mail to Barbara Townsend, 475 Crockett Ridge Rd., Norway, Maine, 04268. Thank you in advance.

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