CHESTERFIELD — Hospice officials say the holiday season is a time to remember the dearly departed as well as loved ones still living.
Each year, the community has enthusiastically supported Hospice of Chesterfield County’s “Trees of Celebration.” Last year’s display had more than 2,000 bright white lights — each one serving to honor or remember someone special.
Again this year, Hospice of Chesterfield County is sponsoring the “Trees of Celebration.” Trees on the lawn of the Hospice building in Chesterfield will again glow with the memorials and honorariums submitted by family and friends who make a $10 contribution to Hospice of Chesterfield County for each named light.
There will be a lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Hospice building at 700 West Blvd., Chesterfield, with the lights being illuminated and remaining lit through Dec. 30.
The names of those being remembered or honored will be placed on each light and will be read during the ceremony. Donations must be received by Tuesday, Dec. 1 to be included in the ceremony, though donations will be accepted throughout December.
Brochures detailing donation information are available at The Sunshine Shoppe in Chesterfield and the Hospice of Chesterfield County offices on West Boulevard, Chesterfield,at 160 Second St., Cheraw, and 114 E. McGregor St., Pageland.
Acknowledgements will be mailed beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25.
“As with all tax-deductible contributions to Hospice of Chesterfield County, the funds derived from the ‘Trees of Celebration’ help to support our special kind of caring in the community,” said Cindy Beard, community relations and development coordinator. “We are looking forward to repeating this radiant and meaningful way of honoring or remembering loved ones during the holiday season.”
For more information, contact Beard at 843-623-5526 or 800-572-9322.