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13th Annual Candlelight Service of Remembrance Scheduled for December 4th
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By: Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Memorial Garden
The event is being held at the Garden of Memory Mausoleum located at 511 Old Kings Road, South in Flagler Beach. "We have had so many families over the past decade share with us how much this service brings them comfort during the holiday season," conveyed Allen Whetsell, General Manager. "We are fortunate to be able to offer such a special event to the community," he added. Allen added that it takes three people two, eight-hour days to decorate the tree.The tree is 15 feet tall.
People are encouraged to bring a favorite ornament in remembrance of their loved one to help decorate the tree. They are also asked to bring a chair as the event has grown so large that they sometimes run out of chairs. The Tree of Remembrance decorating will begin at 5:00pm and will remain decorated and illuminated until January 15, 2017. The service is non-denominational and will be held rain or shine. Hot chocolate, light refreshments and Cupcakes by Jessica will be served. The Flagler Palm Coast Formality singers will perform for their milestone 10th year at 6:00pm.
The event started in 2003 when a Christmas tree showed up mysteriously in the Memorial Gardens. Another one arrived in 2004 and staff found out that it was from the Russo/Walsh families. Their son is buried in the cemetery. Christmas was his favorite holiday and bringing the tree to him helped them grieve.
Craig-Flagler Palm Funeral Homes & Memorial Gardens has been serving Flagler County for over 90 years and was established with the express purpose of serving the county and surrounding areas with the most caring and compassionate funeral services possible. They are the only combination funeral home, memorial gardens and crematory in Flagler County. They can be reached at 386-439-5400 and are located at 511 Old Kings Road, South, Flagler Beach, Florida. Visit them on the web at www.craigflaglerpalms.com, or https://www.facebook.com/
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