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Newsfront - October 24, 2008

Light up a tree to honor loved ones

Hospice of the East Bay has set dates for its 22nd annual Tree of Lights ceremonies. Each light on every tree is symbolic of a life and will shine in honor or memory of a friend or family member.

The tree lighting in Alamo will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. The Hope Hospice tree in Blackhawk will be lit at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, on Blackhawk Road at Blackhawk Drive. There will also be a Children's Tree in Oak Alley behind Va de Vi restaurant at 1151 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Walnut Creek.

The public is invited to the lightings, which include music and refreshments. Lights may be purchased for a suggested donation of $20 by sending a tax-deductible check to Hospice Foundation of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill 94523. Please note which tree you are buying a light for, and the name of the person being remembered or honored. Credit card donations may be made by calling the foundation office at 887-5678.