Speakers will answer the question, “who illuminates your life?” and talk about the opportunity in our community to be a shining light, providing a powerful moment of gratitude and giving.
The highlight of Illuminate Weymouth will be the presentation of the “I’m Gonna Let it Shine” Award. This award honors an individual or organization that, through their actions, has touched the lives of many. It is a reminder that just one thoughtful act can change many lives.
Weymouth 400’s event was inspired by Plymouth 400’s Illuminate Thanksgiving, an annual event that took place over 5 years. The Plymouth event was inspired by a famous quote by the first Governor of Plymouth Colony. Nearly four centuries ago, Governor William Bradford described the influence of Plymouth Colony in his famous quote, “…as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many…” As we approach the 400th anniversary of the Wessagussett settlement, Bradford’s words will be brought to life at the Illuminate Weymouth event.
Weymouth 400’s event is free and open to the public.
“I’m Gonna Let it Shine” Award Recipients:
2019: Richard C. Grimes
2020: Dennis Brooks
2021: Weymouth Food Pantry