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Tree Lighting Ceremony Offers Chance for Families to Remember, Give Back

Posted Nov 23rd, 2015 by Laura Kronmann  Category: Community Interest, Events, General Interests, Other

 

SYLVANIA, Ohio – Toledo Memorial Park will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Each year the event offers attendees opportunities to remember loved ones. Names scroll on TV monitors during the ceremony, and attendees can decorate an ornament in someone’s memory to hang on the tree.

But this year, attendees may also give back.

“We ask everyone who comes to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item,” said Jeff Clegg, president of Toledo Memorial Park. “If as many people come as last year, and each brings a can, we’ll raise 300 cans for Sylvania Area Family Services.”

Attendees may choose to donate new, unopened toys as well. Canned or dry cat and dog food as well as new pet beds will be accepted for a local animal shelter.

Toledo Memorial Park will provide refreshments of coffee, hot cocoa and cookies. The ceremony includes music and a prayer of remembrance.

“Seeing your loved one’s name among friends and neighbors as well as decorating an ornament in a favorite color is a peaceful way to memorialize someone this time of year,” Clegg said.

If you would like the name of a loved one to appear during the ceremony, you may register between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. You may pre-register by calling 419-882-7151 or online at http://toledomemorialpark.com/events.

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