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Farmingbury Woman's Club of Wolcott. GFWC
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS TREE
October is breast cancer awareness month and each year Farmingbury Woman's Club of Wolcott. GFWC hangs a large wreath in the Council Chambers of Wolcott Town Hall for the month of October and prepares a ceremony on the Town Green. A 6 foot white Christmas tree, several sets of pink lights and lots of pink ribbon are set in the Gazebo on Town Green for month of October.
A sewing group called The Busy Bees is a part of Farmingbury Woman's Club. So the Busy Bees cut the pink ribbon, tie it into the shape of the pink cancer awareness ribbon and attach a wire to the back of the ribbon. It was a great idea to use the gazebo because Farmingbury Woman's Club had donated the gazebo to the town several years ago.
The tree is placed in the gazebo with pink lights on it. the pink ribbons are placed in a basket on a small table and a large pink skirt was put around the tree base. October has a beautiful day, members of Farmingbury Woman's Club, Mayor Tom Dunn, representatives from the Cancer Society and many towns people attend the lighting of the tree.ceremony. After speeches by town officials, committee members and cancer survivors, the people assembled on the green tie a pink ribbon on the white tree. The ribbons are in memory of loved ones who have had breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and anyone touched in any way by breast cancer.
After the ceremony, the Mayor and the Farmingbury Woman's Club committee raise the cancer awareness flag in front of Town Hall and then goes into Town Hall to watch as a large wreath is hung on the wall of the town council chambers. Coffee and cake is provided for everyone to enjoy.
The tree, the flag and the wreath remain on display for the month of October. During the month, people are seen going into the gazebo and tying a pink ribbon on the tree and at night it is a beautiful sight - a bright pink light of hope and remembrance.