Kentucky Town’s 100-Plus Christmas Tree Display Honors Lost Loved Ones
Poignantly, I watched old holiday favorites last year, as I had done every year since childhood, and something happened. Rudolph and the Peanuts gang were no longer resonating with me. Had I outgrown those two timeless classics but NOT the Grinch? (Yes, I was still hooked on every word spoken by Dr. Seuss's iconic Christmas villain.)
I've often said that maybe we adults simply cannot enjoy the holiday season the same way we did when we were kids, even though we still enjoy it.
For me, it's all about the Christmas tree. Seriously. I've often said I have no artistic ability, but, if I do say so myself, I'm pretty creative in that department. So, yes, I'm anxious to check out the Holiday Forest at the Owensboro Museum of Art. And, yes, if I can find the time, I'd love to drive to Flemingsburg and view its beautiful display of Christmas trees decorated to honor lost loved ones.
A CHRISTMAS TREE MEMORIAL
On Saturday, November 26th, the Fleming County Chamber of Commerce and Fleming County Rotary Club held the annual lighting ceremony kicking off Memory Lane's season of remembrance.
MEMORY LANE IN FLEMINGSBURG KY
WHEN YOU CAN SEE THE MEMORY LANE HOLIDAY DISPLAY
It was about a year ago when the ball got rolling on Memory Lane, and now there are 125 trees on display at the Fleming-Mason Energy Pavilion in Flemingsburg. And throughout the holiday season, Fleming-Mason Energy's light show will be available for viewing Sunday through Thursday from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, the trees will be glowing from 6 PM to 10:30 PM.
A small road was constructed to give visitors better viewing access to the trees, hence the name Memory Lane. I spoke with a representative of the Fleming County Rotary Club who told me the tree display couldn't have been possible without the help of Fleming County FFA and the horticulture department students, who received community service credit hours for their assistance.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE MEMORY LANE CHRISTMAS TREE MEMORIAL
Donations were received from those dedicating trees to loved ones, and those funds go directly to a local food distribution organization called the Matthew 25:35 Project. Community Christmas, a local charity that distributes gifts to children who might otherwise do without, also benefits.
If you're planning a holiday road trip at any time during this Christmas season, a jaunt to Flemingsburg and a visit to Memory Lane sounds might good for the soul.