Circle round for freedom, circle round for peace
For all of us imprisoned, circle for release
Circle for the planet, circle for each soul
For the children of our children, keep the Circle whole
A memorial celebration was held Sunday at Spencer's Heritage Park for Sarah Hotchkiss, 79, a long time resident of the backwoods of the Beech Community.
About 60 friends and family joined in the celebration, sharing remembrances of her skills as an artist. teacher, poet and gardener, including a candle lighting ceremony.
J. B. Brewster of the Spencer Meditation Group led the attendees in a chant, and Mary Quick, Brenda Wilson, Norma Randall-Myers, Kathy Randall where led in a dance by friend Jude Binder of Heartwood in the Hills.
Tributes by Mary Wildfire, Bernice White, Mary Labaw, and family members.