Tree of Lights and Angel Ornaments Support Hospice

This holiday season remember your loved ones by making a donation to the Redwood Area Hospital Hospice Tree of Lights. Your donation will help people live their final days with dignity among family and friends.

The Tree of Lights is a visual reminder of the loved ones we hold dear to our hearts. A Tree of Lights lighting ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. downtown Redwood Falls. A second Tree of Lights will shine in downtown Morton at 7 p.m. that night.

Hospice donations can be made in honor or memory of a loved one as we celebrate and remember those that are most important to us. Each day during the holiday season, listen to KLGR-AM funeral news at noon to hear a short list of some of the loved ones remembered. A complete list of those remembered can be found here.

Redwood Area Hospital Hospice program will also be raising funds through sales of a Willow Tree Angel ornament. This year’s ornament, “Angel of the Heart” will be available at Connie’s Hallmark and special events through the 2012 Christmas holiday season. Proceeds of the ornament purchase go directly to the hospital’s hospice program.

When an ornament is purchased at Connie’s Hallmark, customers hang a card remembering their loved ones on a special tree in the store. “It’s a very emotional experience to see Connie’s tree and the many special people remembered in our community,” said Kay Peters, Redwood Area Hospital Hospice manager.

Ornaments will also be sold at area holiday events, including Lamberton’s “Taste of the Season” event on November 23rd and Sanborn’s “Hometown Christmas” event on December 1st.

If you would like more information about the Willow Tree ornaments or to make a donation, contact Karen Melges, Redwood Area Hospital Foundation director at 507-637-4668.

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