Every holiday season, the Redwood Area Hospital Hospice Tree of Lights provides a visual reminder of the loved ones we hold dear.

Each year the tree is donated by a local community member and placed on the corner of Washington and Second streets in downtown Redwood Falls.

The tree lighting ceremony will be held Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at Redwood Alliance Church during Christmas by Candlelight.

A second Tree of Lights will shine at Morton city hall with a lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. that same night.

“We hope the ceremony – and any time you see the tree – will be a moment to pause and reflect as you think of your loved ones,” said Amy Wendinger, Redwood Area Hospital Hospice manager.

During the Tree of Lights season, many people remember their loved ones by making a donation to hospice.

A donation form is available in the Christmas by Candlelight section of the Nov. 13 edition of the Redwood Gazette and by visiting the Redwood Area Hospital Web site at redwoodareahospital.org.

Image courtesy of the Redwood Area Hospital Web site