Every year, the community lights the Memorial Tree on the Historic Courthouse Lawn for the holiday season. The lights on the tree represent memories of loved ones who are remembered at this time of year.
To remember or honor someone with a memorial light and add another twinkling star to the Memorial Tree, mail $1.00 for each name to HMF/Christmas Cheer Fund, PO Box 1472, Morganton, NC 28680. Please indicate if your light should be in MEMORY of your loved one, or in HONOR of your loved one. You may also go to the City Hall Utility Payments window where they will record the name of your loved one and accept your payment in person. Or go to morgantonfest.org/events/memorial-tree-lighting and pay online. Checks should be made payable to HMF/Christmas Cheer Fund.
All names must be submitted by NOON on Friday, November 10.
The names will be printed in a commemorative program and printed in the Morganton News Herald. Those who wish to attend the ceremony will also have an opportunity to speak the names of those loved and remembered, just before the lighting of the tree. The ceremony will conclude with the lighting of the memorial tree and all the holiday lights in downtown Morganton.
All proceeds from the memorial lights go to assist Christmas Cheer and the downtown Holiday Lights.
Everyone is invited to join together on the Courthouse Lawn for the official lighting ceremony Saturday Nov. 18 at 5:30pm.
Stick around after the Memorial Tree Lighting for a bonfire, hot cocoa, carriage rides and more on the Courthouse square.
For more information visit www.downtownmorganton.com or call 828-438-5280.