Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Returning
Plans are in the works to have an in-person event return to Ram Pasture for the 2021 holiday season.
Long a tradition at the historic property circled by Main Street South, Hawley Lane, Elm Drive and Sugar Street, last year’s event was turned into a holiday stroll. Newtown Parks & Recreation invited the public to walk around Ram Pasture and enjoy the view of the lit trees, creating a socially distanced way to still enjoy the annual tradition.
Even with the best-laid plans, however, that schedule was pushed out. Luminaria was put out one week later than originally planned due to weather. Nevertheless, residents were seen walking at dusk and later, taking in the holiday view for the 36th annual year.
The 2021 Ram Pasture Tree Lighting is being planned for Friday, December 3. Details are being worked on, but organizers are reportedly hoping for some live entertainment in addition to the countdown and then lighting of the two trees near the south-southeastern corner of Hawley Pond.
Additional details will be published as they are received.
Ahead of the that, donations are sought to cover the costs associated with the annual tree event, which is being co-sponsored by the Borough of Newtown and Newtown Parks & Recreation.
The fundraising effort will continue through the end of the year. Donors may contribute $10 for a bulb or luminaria to honor someone special. Readers are invited to use the coupon offered here (second photo, above) to indicate who they are honoring, and whether they wish to honor or memorialize someone with a luminaria or bulb.
Checks should be made payable to Newtown Parks & Recreation Park Gift Fund, and mailed to Newtown Parks & Recreation, 8 Simpson Street, Newtown CT 06470.
Checks can also be dropped off at the Parks & Recreation office, within Newtown Community Center on Simpson Street.