Bud Fish Tree Lighting: Ceremony honors longtime resident and supports American Cancer Society | SierraSun.com

Bud Fish Tree Lighting: Ceremony honors longtime resident and supports American Cancer Society

Amy Edgett
Sierra Sun

Amy Edgett/Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The community is invited to the 24th Bud Fish Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Intermodal Transportation Center in Downtown Truckee. The event, sponsored by the Truckee Noon Rotary and the American Cancer Society, is coordinated by the Downtown Merchants Association, with music, community singing of Christmas carols and refreshments. Previous, elementary school children hang homemade ornaments on trees lining the historic street.

For a small donation to the American Cancer Society and its Love Lights a Tree program, you may hang an ornament in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of loved ones lost to the disease.

Bud Fish, in whose name the tree lighting takes place, was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Truckee and a longtime local resident. Known for his warmth and generosity, Fish was a committed family man and a forester, founded the Truckee Rotary Senior Citizens Fire Wood Project, which annually provides firewood to seniors. He was Paul Harris Fellow, and as forest manager for Fibreboard Corporation, for years furnished a Christmas tree for downtown.

Upon Fish’s death, the Rotary secured, planted and dedicated a permanent Christmas tree downtown in his memory, which has been replaced several times due to poor growing conditions.

Robert Sutton, Truckee Noon Rotary event chairman, encourages residents to come for the community event, purchase an ornament, enjoy singing and some hot cocoa. For information, call 530-587-4146.