Hospice Chautauqua County will illuminate the holiday sky for the annual Light-A-Life Tree Memorial Lighting. Hospice will exhibit a tall evergreen tree with sparkling lights to celebrate Christmas. The Light-A-Life Tree Lighting ceremony has a purpose, and that is to remember and honor loved ones.
Along with the lights, many red bows purchased by local residents who want to honor loved ones who have passed will be on display.
The celebrations will include a tree lighting on Friday in the annual Jamestown Holiday Parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Additional celebrations will take place 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 Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood.
From left, Megan D’Angelo, of Hospice Chautauqua County, is shown with several volunteers including Ginny Swanson, of Jamestown; Sue Chandler, of Lakewood; and Betty Rousch, of Lakewood. The group decorated trees with lights and red ribbons in the front window of the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center earlier this month for the Light-A-Life memorial campaign.
P-J file photo by Dusten Rader
Several other communities from Chautauqua County will also participate. Gerry will hold a Hospice Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town hall. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m., the Mayville Town Hall will hold a ceremony, and on Saturday, Dec. 8, a ceremony will be held at Sinclairville's Christmas in the Park at 4:30 p.m. Each community will have refreshments and a moment of reflection while honoring and remembering loved ones.
Family and friends are invited and welcome to remember and honor their loved ones. To remember a loved one, one has the choice of purchasing either a porcelain angel with a heart ornament, a porcelain heart ornament or a memorial bow. To donate, call Hospice Chautauqua County at 338-0033 or visit Hospice Chautauqua County online at hospicechautco.org.