The reading of the Memory Book during last year's Memory Tree Celebration.

The reading of the Memory Book during last year's Memory Tree Celebration.

Memory Tree lights up Sunday

The 19th annual Memory Tree Celebration takes place this Sunday, Dec. 7 at Williams Lake city hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The 19th annual Memory Tree Celebration takes place this Sunday, Dec. 7 at Williams Lake city hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The event is an opportunity to remember and commemorate those who have passed away and a place for the community to gather for mutual support.

The celebration opens in the lobby with snacks and refreshments, followed by poems and spiritual readings in the city council chambers.

There will also be choir performances, harp music, candle lighting, reading of the names in the Memory Book and a moment of silence.

The celebration concludes with the lighting of the Memory Tree outside city hall at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited whether you are there to remember a loved one and purchase an ornament in their name or simply to celebrate the season.

Volunteers will be collecting loved ones names for the Memory Book and donations for Memory Tree ornaments this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Save-On Foods.

The Memory Tree Celebration is hosted and organized by the Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society.

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