SHERBURNE – On Saturday, the Relay for Life team “Wings of Hope” dedicated a Japanese Lilac Tree to the Historical Park in Sherburne. The beautiful tree was planted in memory of people that have lost the battle to cancer and to remember those still fighting and those that have won the battle.
The Japanese lilac tree was donated to the team by Jerry and Sons County Line Tree Farm. A beautiful plaque donated by Jane Mulligan in memory of her sister-in-law Vicki Mulligan, who lost her courageous battle with cancer, has been placed on the log cabin in the park.
Inscribed on the plaque is a poem written by Lila M. Webb:
This tree stands to honor those
who fight each day to live,
And to those who lost but are not forgotten.
Because they teach us about strength
and courage in the face of despair,
We see their valiant tenacity
And the value of hope and prayer.
Pause by this tree planted for them.
Give thanks as you are standing here,
Think of them, they know the secrets
of how to hold life dear.
Lila M. Webb