TOPEKA, Kan.(KSNT)- Midland Care announces the 28th annual Memory Tree, a series of remembrance events to support grieving families. Memory Tree Ceremonies are scheduled both in Topeka on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.. Approximately 300 people are expected to attend. The ceremonies are free to the public.
The Memory Tree displays the names of all people who have died in the previous 12 months while being served by any Midland Care program, including hospice, home health and PACE. In addition, community members who donate any amount to support charity hospice services may have their loved one’s name displayed, and may receive a commemorative porcelain ornament or luminary depending on the level of donation.
Each year’s Memory Tree ornament is unique, featuring original artwork by local artist Gwen McClain. This year’s artwork features a dog and cat, in recognition of the valuable contribution of pets in the lives of grieving families.
The ceremony will feature music, stories and a blessing from Midland Care Chaplain Reverend Raymond Berry.