Hospice Chautauqua County's ninth annual Light a Life was a success thanks to the schools, towns, villages and local businesses.
A red memorial bow was placed on the Hospice trees throughout Chautauqua County remembering loved ones lost.
"The holiday season is traditionally a time to celebrate with family and friends, as well as a time to reflect on the cherished memories of loved ones," said Megan D'Angelo, director of Community Relations with Hospice Chautauqua County. "Our memorial ceremonies offer a meaningful way to come together and to bring memories to life."
Diane Gilbert, Amanda Finch and Amanda’s children.
Many towns and villages participated in the Light a Life and were happy to have their own tree-lighting ceremony. The Barbara Abbey family was honored at Hospice's tree lighting in Lakewood. Barbara's daughter, Diane Gilbert, and granddaughter, Amanda Finch, lit the trees for the evening.
Diane said, "I don't even have the words to express our gratitude for the care and the love that Hospice puts into their work. You all do such a great job, and I can't tell you what a difference you make in the lives of others."
You can visit the Hospice Memorial trees in various locations, each red bow representing the love, honor and memory of a loved one. The Light a Life not only provides a way to support Hospice's programs and therapies, but also offers a sense of family when we come together to share in lighting the Hospice trees. If you are interested in any of Hospice's services or programs, or would like to see where you can visit a Hospice Memorial tree, visit hospicechautco.org.