Central Valley, Stockton, Uncategorized

Hospice lights memories, beginning of the Season


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

As it has happened for the last 21 years, on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, hundreds of Stocktonians braved the frosty evening, gathering around the stately fir tree gracing San Joaquin Delta College main entrance, to see it lit with more than 1,500 light bulbs, each in honor or memory of a loved one or colleague who has departed.

The Hospice of San Joaquin Tree of Lights —already a holiday tradition throughout the county— will remain lit for the entire holiday season. The names of honorees and donors are placed at the base of the Tree. Proceeds from this event and other Tree of Lights events help Hospice of San Joaquin to provide the highest level of care for terminally ill patients, as well as counseling for their families and the bereaved.

Tree of Lights in other Cities 

Manteca – Tree of Lights
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 6:00 pm
Manteca Doctors Hospital
1260 E. North Street, Manteca
 
Lockeford – Tree of Lights
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — 6:00 pm
Preceding the Cowboy Craft Faire
19000 N. HWY 88, Lockeford
 
Lodi – Tree of Lights
Thursday, December 2, 2010 — 5:30 pm
City of Lodi at City Hall
221 W. Pine Street, Lodi
 
Tracy – Tree of Lights
Friday, December 3, 2010 — 6:00 pm
Tracy Outlets
1005 E. Pescadero Avenue, Tracy
 
Rio Vista – Tree of Lights
Saturday, December 4, 2010 — 5:30 pm
City of Rio Vista at City hall
One Main Street, Rio Vista

For more information, contact Carolyn Gomes at cgomes@hospicesj.org or (209) 922-0242.

ALL PHOTOS BY ULMERPHOTO.COM

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