Hospice of Rutherford County began a very special event in 1997 that continues to be a tradition for many families. The Hospice Festival of Trees gives people an end-of-year opportunity to support patient care and a perfect way to honor or memorialize loved ones during the holidays. The money raised through this event enables Hospice of Rutherford County to provide the highest quality care for terminally ill patients and their families and provide grief counseling for anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
This year, Hospice volunteers are making hundreds of clay “partridge in a pear tree” ornaments pictured at left. The names of persons honored or memorialized will be attached to each hand-made ornament. These beautiful ornaments will be placed on trees at Carolina Event and Conference Center beginning November 29 and continuing through December 9. The Festival will culminate with a drop-in celebration the evening of Thursday, December 8 from 5:30 until 7 pm. All donors are invited to view the trees and take their ornaments home for the holidays during the event.
Hospice is asking that you consider this invitation to honor or remember someone special with a much-needed and thoughtful gift. There is no minimum gift required, but please remember that Hospice must provide the materials and necessary overhead for the volunteers to make these keepsakes. The generosity of Festival of Trees participants will enable people to receive the care they want and deserve.
Please complete the form below and mail it with your check to:
Hospice, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043
before December 5.