This annual tradition began in 1995 when we gathered to light candles in memory of lost friends & to share stories about their lives. Now, 19 years later, we're thankful for the many caring supporters who brighten the holiday season well beyond our early days of lighting candles.
The celebration will start with a hot lunch and the opening of "Santa's Shoppe" & the Hope Bucket/Angel Tree Gift* area at 11:00 am. At 2:00 pm, we gather around the hope tree to hang an ornament in memory or in honor of someone you love. Santa will be available for holiday photos throughout the day.
We are grateful that Kathy Smith, Director of Home Missions & Compassion Ministry, and the volunteers at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church graciously offer their time and space at their Family Life Center for this special gathering.
With thanks on behalf of the patients and families,
Jeannie Gillian, PhD, Director
Please call Hope Center for more information - 865/541-3767,
or, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.