It’s an island tradition! Join everyone for the community tree lighting ceremony on December 2

November 23, 2018
By Marcy Shortuse

Join family and friends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, for the annual lighting of the Boca Grande Community Christmas tree. Sponsored by the Boca Grande Woman’s Club, the event will be held across the street from Hudson’s Grocery. This ceremony dates back to 1954, when the Woman’s Club first planted the tree on this site.
This year’s ceremony features Christmas messages from local churches and will include carol singing led by the Boca Beaux Quartet. Children from The Island School and the Child Care Center will participate in a live Nativity scene, and apple cider and homemade cookies will be provided by members of the Boca Grande Woman’s Club.
Each year the BGWC honors an organization or individual for outstanding contributions to the community. This year’s Honorary Christmas Tree Lighter is Dr. Thomas Ervin of the Boca Grande Health Clinic, in recognition of his service and dedication to the health and wellbeing of so many of us who live and work on the Island.
Come and take part in this festive start to the Christmas season!