Westlake Historical Society placing holiday wreaths

Volunteers from the Westlake Historical Society place holiday wreaths at local cemeteries in remembrance of early citizens and donors' loved ones. This wreath honors Westlake pioneer Leverett Johnson and his wife, Abigail.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have.”

Each year the Westlake Historical Society makes and places holiday wreaths on the graves of founding and pioneer citizens of early Dover (now Westlake). We believe placing a wreath on a grave is not only a symbol of remembrance, it is a sign of respect for that person and who they were.

We would like to extend the opportunity for you, your family, organization, group or business to place a wreath this year in memory of one of our pioneer families or one of your departed loved ones. Volunteers from the Westlake Historical Society will be placing wreaths soon at either Evergreen or Maple Ridge cemeteries.

If you would like us to place a holiday wreath, please contact us at 216-848-680 or 440-808-1961. You may also email us at claguemuseum@yahoo.com. If you would like to sponsor a wreath, the cost is $25 each. Please make checks payable to The Westlake Historical Society and mail to 1371A Clague Road, Westlake, OH 44145. Orders can also be placed online at westlakeohiohistory.org

Thank you to fellow Wreath Committee members Gayle Hill, Patt Long, Mila Roberts and Dave Pfister.  

Pet Photos With Santa are continuing at the Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road. The next photo session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are requested by calling 216-848-0680.

Please consider supporting the Westlake Historical Society by bringing your pet to get their photo taken. We request a $10 donation. The proceeds raised benefit our Community Outreach Programs fund. Complimentary refreshments will be available, and our Museum Store will be also be open as well.

Lysa Stanton

Lysa Stanton is a retired special education teacher and the President of the Westlake Historical Society. She lives in Westlake with her wonderful husband, Dave and her awesome pets.

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Volume 10, Issue 23, Posted 10:18 AM, 12.04.2018