Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony Held at Blackville Park

The first annual Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Monday, December 3 at Blackville Park. About seventy-five people were in attendance.

The evening kicked off at 6:30pm. Attendees socialized and enjoyed hot chocolate and candy canes, a bonfire and Christmas carols. Blackville Foodland Manager Clem Savoie was the master of ceremonies for the event, hosted by the Blackville Mango Health & Wellness committee.

Mayor Christopher Hennessy welcomed the crowd and Reverend John Stewart said an opening prayer, followed by Committee Chair Wendy Vickers who recited a listing of names that bulbs were purchased in memory of.

The crowd then joined in the singing of “It’s Christmas” and “Silent Night”, followed by a moment of silence. The memorial tree, with its twelve hundred lights, was then lit while the singing of “O Christmas Tree” rang out.

The Blackville Mango Health & Wellness committee wishes to thank the following individuals, groups and businesses for their contributions towards this event:

  • Blackville Foodland (sale of bulbs)
  • Blackville Pharmasave (sale of bulbs)
  • Clem Savoie (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Father Barry Knights of Columbus (refreshments)
  • Gary McLaughlin (event assistance)
  • JAC Logging (Jennifer, Allan and Chloe Furlong) (refreshments)
  • Jon Walls (PA System)
  • Kyle & Breanna Coughlan (fire pit)
  • St. Raphael’s CWL (refreshments)
  • Village of Blackville

Bulbs were purchased in memory of:

  • Doug A (no last name given)
  • Arnold Adams
  • Stacy Alice
  • Janessa Anderson
  • Baby (no name given)
  • Anna Barry
  • Bliss Barry
  • Ronnie Beek
  • Lacey Bell-Colford
  • Jordan Bell
  • Thomas Brennan
  • Baby Clyde Brophy
  • Darren Brophy
  • Karla Brophy
  • Mary Brophy
  • Melvin Brophy
  • Pat Brophy
  • Baby Patrick Brophy
  • Eddie Brown
  • Elwood Brown
  • Nancy Brown
  • Elery Buckingham
  • Lawrence Burke
  • Lucy Burke
  • Tessie Burke
  • Maggie Jean Burns
  • Mary Cady
  • Moi Campbell
  • G.F. Charles
  • Iva Cliff
  • Estella Colford
  • Floyd Colford
  • Marie Colford
  • Susan Colford
  • Yvonne Colford
  • Alonzo Connors
  • Arnold Connors
  • Rhoda Connors
  • Anita Cooper
  • Brian Cooper
  • Frank Cooper
  • Gerald Cooper
  • Tyson Cooper
  • Floyd Coughlan
  • Darla Crawford
  • Murray Crawford
  • Lynn Croft
  • Armond Curtis
  • Arnold Curtis
  • Gwen Curtis
  • Hallam Curtis
  • Helen Curtis
  • Jason Curtis
  • Jayden Curtis
  • Larke Curtis
  • Mabel Curtis
  • Marcus Curtis
  • Marshall Curtis
  • Murray Curtis
  • Perley Curtis
  • Perley Curtis Jr.
  • Raymond Curtis
  • Viona Curtis
  • Daddy (no name given)
  • Verna Davidson
  • William Davidson
  • Patrick Dewolfe
  • Aloysius Donahue
  • Dora Donahue
  • Perry Donahue
  • Archie Donald
  • Robbie Donovan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Donovan
  • Doris (no last name given)
  • Kippy Duffy
  • Marguerite Dumont
  • Thomas Dunn
  • Edith (no last name given)
  • Ruth Flett
  • Gram Fogan
  • Marion Fogan
  • Nanny Fogan
  • Bridget Furlong
  • Carmel Furlong
  • Florence Furlong
  • Frances Furlong
  • Joseph Furlong
  • Joseph Furlong Jr.
  • Lorenda Furlong
  • Willis Furlong
  • Winona Gallan
  • Blair Gillespie
  • Cody Gillespie
  • Colleen Gillespie
  • Patty Gillespie
  • Joseph Grady
  • Greta (no last name given)
  • Blake Hallihan
  • Flor Hallihan
  • Jillian Hallihan
  • Kay Hallihan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Hallihan
  • Gerry Hayes
  • George Hayes
  • Paul Hayes
  • David Hennessy
  • Jeanine Hennessy
  • Weaver Hennessy
  • Susan Hollier
  • Amy J. (no last name given)
  • Amy Jardine
  • Carrie Jardine
  • Clara Jardine
  • Ephriam Jardine
  • Pearl Jardine
  • Poppy Jardine
  • Regronal Jardine
  • Silas Jardine
  • Grace Keenan
  • Hugh Keenan
  • Joe Keenan
  • Noreen Keenan
  • Oscar LeBlanc
  • Raymond LeBlanc
  • Wilma Lee
  • Jim MacDonald
  • Louise MacRae
  • Margie Maillet
  • Julie McCormack
  • Karl McCormack
  • Malcolm McCormack
  • Herb McEvoy
  • Brian McFarlane
  • Baz McGean
  • Leslie McKenzie
  • Greta McLaughlin
  • Patrick McLaughlin
  • Stanley McLaughlin
  • Burton Mersereau (Junior)
  • Trent Mersereau
  • Barry Milligan
  • Moira (no last name given)
  • Lindon Mountain
  • Bunny Muck
  • Helena Muck
  • Gayle Mullin
  • Byron Munn
  • Elmer Munn
  • Lawrence Munn
  • Nanny (no name given)
  • Kathe O’Donnell
  • Gerald Olsen
  • Christopher Parks
  • Claude Peterson
  • Patricia Peterson
  • Georgina Pleadwell
  • James Preston
  • Annie Ramsay
  • Donald Ramsay
  • Ross Family
  • Harold Ross Sr.
  • Rita Ross
  • Anna Saunders
  • Roy Saunders
  • Fred Stewart
  • Greta Stewart
  • Janet Stewart
  • Tom Stewart
  • Rudy Storey
  • Blaine Sturgeon
  • Blake Sturgeon
  • Dana Sturgeon
  • Dave Sturgeon
  • Elwood Sturgeon
  • Falon Sturgeon
  • Farren Sturgeon
  • Fearon Sturgeon Sr.
  • Fenton Sturgeon
  • Josie Sturgeon
  • Lill Sturgeon
  • Sheena Sturgeon
  • Shirley Sturgeon
  • Sterling Sturgeon
  • Tom Sturgeon
  • Vida Sturgeon
  • Audrey Taylor
  • Clarence Taylor
  • Alton Underhill
  • Brent Underhill
  • Burton Underhill
  • Dale Underhill
  • Floyd Underhill
  • Harold Underhill
  • Jim Underhill
  • Reg Underhill
  • Ruth Underhill
  • Terry Underhill
  • Amy Vickers
  • Ben Vickers
  • Dale Vickers
  • Jacqueline Vickers
  • Margaret Vickers
  • Marlene Vickers
  • Terence Vickers
  • Ken Walls
  • May Walls
  • Jean Williston
  • And Pets: Casey, London and Wolf

Bulbs were also purchased in honour of Cathy Adams, Eleanor Donald, Aldean & Dave MacVicar, Judy & Ken Roy, and Lucas Sturgeon.

View photos of the event below. Click an image to enlarge.

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