Westlake Historical Society to place holiday wreaths

Holiday wreaths at the Evergreen Cemetery gravesite of Westlake's first settler, Leverett Johnson, and his wife, Abigail.

For nearly 10 years, members of the Westlake Historical Society have remembered some of our city's historic families by placing holiday wreathes on their graves.

We believe placing a wreath on a grave is not only a symbol of remembrance, it is a sign of respect for that person, who they were and the contributions they made to our city. We would like to extend the opportunity for you, your family, organization or business to place a Christmas wreath this year in memory of your loved ones or one of our pioneer families.

Volunteers from the Westlake Historical Society will be placing wreaths on graves in both Evergreen Cemetery and Maple Ridge Cemetery until Dec. 10 for those individuals, families or businesses who would like to sponsor a wreath. You or your organization can sponsor a wreath from the historical society for a donation of $20 per wreath, then we will place it at the grave site.

The Westlake Historical society would like to give special thanks to our dedicated wreath committee members as we prepare to place almost 50 wreaths this year.

Please call the society at 216-848-0680, email us at westlakehistory@yahoo.com, or see our website at westlakeohiohistory.org to make arrangements to have your wreath placed.

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

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 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:23 AM, 11.05.2019