Hyannis, MA - Hope Hospice announces the start of its annual Tree of Memories event, celebrating its 27th year. Ornamental scallop shells inscribed to honor loved ones adorn 20 trees in outdoor displays during the holiday season in towns across the region. Hope Hospice’s chaplains and social workers hold non-denominational ceremonies at each tree providing those who attend a chance to share in remembering their loved ones.
Seashells are beautiful, strong and ever-present—much like memories of loved ones. Remember your family member or loved one with a shell ornament on a Tree of Memories this holiday season.
Donations will support other families experiencing the impact of serious illness or loss. Shells can be hung on a tree in the location of one’s choice and may be reserved with a donation in any amount to Hope Hospice. Anyone can be honored, regardless of whether they were a patient of Hope Hospice or HopeHealth. Following the holidays, people may keep their shells as mementos.
Hope Hospice wants to thank the many volunteers and businesses who make this special event possible. Volunteers drill, inscribe and deliver the shells, assist at the ceremonies and set up and dismantle the trees. Botello Lumber donates the trees. Eldredge & Bourne Moving & Storage installs the trees. Many community organizations, towns and local businesses host the trees on their properties.
All are welcome to attend the remembrance ceremonies. The 27th Annual Tree of Memories ceremonies will take place on the following dates and times:
Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 19 Sandwich Road
Monday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.
TD Bank, 7 Underpass Road
Monday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Ocker’s Company, 830 West Chestnut Street
Friday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street
Friday, December 15 at 12:00 p.m.
Dennis Memorial Library, 1020 Old Bass River Road
Tuesday, December 19 at 12:00 p.m.
Village Green, Main Street, Falmouth Village
Thursday, December 14 at 12:00 p.m.
TD Bank, 536 Main Street
Friday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Village Green, Corner of South and Main Street
Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Hope Hospice, 107 Beach Road, Suite 104, Vineyard Haven
Thursday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m.
Fountain Square, Corner of Market and Fountain Street
Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Village Green, Corner of Main Street and Route 28
Monday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Armstrong-Kelley Park, 680 Main Street
Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Brewster Gardens, 30 Water Street
Friday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 Commercial Street
Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m.
Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street
Wednesday, December 20 at 12:00 p.m.
McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road
Thursday, December 21 at 12:00 p.m.
Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 1094 Route 28
Monday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Wareham Fire Department, 273 Main Street
Monday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 2548 Route 6
Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m.
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, 121 Route 6A
Wednesday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m.