DECEMBER 2020

Town

Wigwam Garden Memorial Walkway

Remembering Those Who Have Passed. . . 
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      AMHERST – As a way to honor those who have come before us, the Historical Society has created a Memorial Walkway in the garden behind the Wigwam. Engraved bricks can be purchased and placed in memory of deceased Historical Society members, or for those who resided in Amherst for at least a portion of their lives.

      Thanks to the efforts of the Amherst Garden Club, the walkway is surrounded by historic and beautifully maintained plantings – a serene spot to remember the many who contributed to preserving Amherst’s past and to making it the wonderful community it is today.

      The Historical Society kicked off this walkway project by placing bricks for the last five Board members who have passed - Charlie Duval, Bonnie Struss, Dick Martini, Helen Rowe and Bill Wichman. We hope you’ll consider memorializing someone special with a tax-deductible gift of $100 per brick. All proceeds will go toward the maintenance and preservation of the Historical Society’s two museums and the artifacts they house. Engraved bricks will be installed in groups throughout the non-frozen year. 

      To order by mail, complete the Brick Order Form and send it to the address on the form with a check made payable to HSANH. To order electronically, email the pertinent information on the form (or attach a scan) to historicalsociety@hsanh.org, and pay with the link below. Your order will be acknowledged, and you will be notified when your brick is placed.

      Thanks for helping us in our mission of remembering those who have passed.

Amherst Memory Tree 2020

The Memory Tree: A Living Tribute to Honor our Loved Ones

      AMHERST – A tree planted in someone’s memory is a living tribute that benefits present and future generations, and is perhaps the most fitting memorial gift of all and since

trees provide so many natural benefits, it is a gift that keeps on giving.

Sweet Baby Blue Eyes memorializes our loved ones who have passed yet are still so present in our minds and fill our hearts with love.      The lovely blue spruce will be illuminated for the 2020 Holiday Season on December 11th and will be adorned with hundreds of tiny

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white lights, each light representing someone near and dear that has

passed. Each light is a powerful reminder that we can include those who have passed in our holiday celebration, though in a different

way.

      For a small donation, $10.00 for an individual or $25.00 for a family, you may have a loved one remembered. Names of those remembered will be posted on a large board beside the tree, as well as in the Amherst Citizen.

      Donations are placed in the Amherst Garden Club Charitable Fund, and proceeds are awarded to a community project that aligns with the mission of the AGC.

      In this era of Covid 19, participation may be done electronically. We have created a site that is user friendly, easy to access and is securely serviced by WePay, a BNY Mellon company. Sign up instructions are clear and simple to follow. Online access will be available through December 4th, 2020 on the Amherst Garden Club Facebook page. Look for the Memory Tree. You may also go to the website at amherstgardenclub.org.

      For further inquiry, please contact Barbara Dalrymple @barbaracdalrymple@gmail.com.

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Amherst Conservation Commission Tribute

The ACC installed up near Grater Woods a bench in memory of Bruce who passed in October. We put it up in the meadow at the end of Grater Rd. since Bruce was so instrumental in getting those parcels conserved. It’s quite a peaceful setting with a great view of the Wapack Range.

      Bruce had been a longtime contributor to The Amherst Citizen providing regular columns in poetic paragraphs.