On November 26th, Club members once again presented Rotary’s Festival of Lights on the Duxbury Town Green. This was orchestrated to coincide with Holly Days, a "shop local" event to promote Duxbury businesses.
The "Lights" included a Menorah, a Christmas Tree and luminaires in the shape of the Peace Symbol, reminding us that we are all one people.
The festivities started with songs by the Duxbury High School Choral Group while volunteers did face painting for little ones, games were played and Gelt candy, cocoa and cookies were served to the many attendees.
After arriving by Duxbury Fire Department truck, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were joined by Rotary District Governor Angela Ponte in lighting the Christmas Tree.
Lighting the menorah, was done by Luba Gilpatric and family who were assisted by Angela’s husband, Barry Rabinowitz.
Many little ones brought their hopes and dreams to Santa and Mrs. Claus and promised to be on the best behavior.
In keeping with the mission of Duxbury to "Serve our Community and the World", a 50/50 raffle was held to benefit the Club’s Good Neighbor Fund.
Our thanks to all those who participated and supported the event this year!
Pictured above are (left to right) Barry Rabinowitz, Angela Pointe (District Governor) and Maarten Hemsely (Duxbury Rotary Club President)
Pictured left to right are: Misty Rutter, Paula Doyle, Diane L'Ecuyer, Patricia Connors, Tara Downes, Barbara Mello