Mid-Vermont couple honored for decades of community service in memory of their son


A family in central Vermont has been recognized for decades of charitable work in their community. The Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury recognized Ed and Robin Lemery on Saturday morning. The couple led the church’s annual Christmas tree sale in memory of their eldest son, Jason, who died in a car crash 30 years ago. The money from the sale of trees has always gone to food banks in the region. Over the years, over $ 200,000 has been raised. The couple said they were honored to lend a helping hand on behalf of their son. Those wishing to purchase a Christmas tree can visit the Wesley United Methodist Church at 56 S Main St., Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676.

A family in central Vermont has been recognized for decades of charitable work in their community.

The Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury recognized Ed and Robin Lemery on Saturday morning.

The couple spearheaded the church’s annual Christmas tree sale in memory of their eldest son, Jason, who died in a car crash 30 years ago.

The money from the sale of trees has always been donated to food banks in the region.

Over the years, over $ 200,000 has been raised.

The couple said they were honored to lend a hand on behalf of their son.

Those wishing to purchase a Christmas tree can visit the Wesley United Methodist Church at 56 S Main St, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676.


Norma P. Rex