The annual Tree-Burning Festival to benefit Lori’s Truth will be held on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Bartlem Park.
The event will feature the burning of trees in a bonfire as well entertainment provided by Jason Ingriselli and the Miles North Band and the Vagabond Tweed band.
Attendees will be treated to free hot soups and sandwiches provided by Paul Gregory’s Bistro and Crispy Melty Food Truck by Caseus. Drinks will also be available for purchase from Counter Weight Brewing.
The event is free to attend, but charitable donations will be encouraged.
All trees will be provided by organizers of the event. Attendees should not bring their own trees to burn.
The event is in honor of Lori Galvin, mother of Cheshire High School teacher Tim Galvin, who died in 2016 from Amyloidosis, a rare disease causing the buildup of proteins in the organs. The tree-burning activity had been a family tradition for the Galvins as a way to get together post-holiday season one last time. After Lori Galvin’s passing, the family decided to use the family tradition as a community-wide event that could help to raise awareness about the foundation, Lori’s Truth, and its work.
For more information on Lori’s Truth, visit www.loristruth.org.