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Hospice remembers loved ones with tree-lighting ceremony

Staff Reports Posted 10 December 2014 at 12:00 am

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ALBION – Many local families touched by the loss of a loved one attended the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the front lawn of Hospice offices on Saturday. The white pine tree was generously donated by Gerry Culhane. The tree was decorated with special memorial ribbons and ornaments in memory of family, friends and loved ones.

Craig Lape sang “I Believe There are Angels Among Us,” a song that speaks to the important role of comfort and support the staff and volunteers provide to those served and their families.

Following a short ceremony with reflections by Pastor Linda Haight, the Memorial Tree was illuminated. After a moment of silence and remembrance, the community joined with staff for a reception in the conference center.