Hospice Chautauqua County will illuminate the holiday sky for their 15th annual Light-a-Life Tree Memorial Lighting. Hospice will flip the electrical switch, and proudly exhibit a tall, beautiful evergreen tree with sparkling lights to celebrate one of the favorite holidays of the season Christmas.
The Light-A-Life Tree Lighting ceremony has a purpose, and that is to remember and honor loved ones. Not only will holiday lights be gloriously be on display, but they will present the many wonderful red bows that are purchased by those who want to honor someone special to them who has passed.
The celebrations will kick off with a special tree lighting on Nov. 30 in the annual Jamestown Holiday Parade, and will then commence afterward with more celebrations of the season on Wednesday, Dec, 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Medicor Office 12 Center St., Fredonia, and Friday Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m at Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood.
Hospice Chautauqua County will illuminate the holiday sky for their 15th annual Light-a-Life Tree Memorial Lighting. The celebrations will kick off with a special tree lighting on Nov. 30 in the annual Jamestown Holiday Parade.
Each holiday season the lights on Hospice's Light-a-Life tree shine brightly as a symbol of hope, as it celebrates Hospice's commitment to the care, comfort and support of terminally ill patients and their families in the local community. A dedicated crew of volunteers decorate the trees with the lights and red bows each year. A seasonal favorite, popular and festive ceremony rings in the season as attendees witness the magnificent holiday tree come to life. The Light-A-Life Lighting ceremony always signals a dazzling opening to the holidays with music, candle lighting and refreshments for all.
Megan D'Angelo, director of community relations, said, "We invite everyone that wants to remember the memory of a loved one passed to share with us in the Light-A-Life Tree Lighting. This amazing ceremony doesn't just help with the commitment Hospice of Chautauqua County has to the community to help those in need facing terminal illness, but it is a reminder of all of those holiday memories shared with those special to us who live on in our hearts every day."
Hospice is committed to improving the lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities to manage pain symptoms and other physical, emotional and spiritual needs unique to patients in their final days. Hospice staff and volunteers offer comfort and dignity to the patient and their family members, all the while addressing the symptoms of the disease with a special emphasis on controlling a patient's pain and discomfort.
Family and friends are warmly invited and welcome to remember and honor their loved ones by dedicating to this special cause. To remember your loved one, you have a choice of purchasing either a porcelain angel with a rose ornament, porcelain butterfly ornament, or a memorial bow. To donate, call Hospice Chautauqua County at 338-0033 or visit Hospice Chautauqua County online at hospicechautco.org.