Hospice of the East Bay and the Martinez Chamber of Commerce invites the public to participate in its annual Tree of Lights ceremony for Martinez-area residents, on Saturday, November 10, 5:00 pm at the majestic old oak tree on Morello Avenue, north of Arnold Drive. The tree will be dedicated to the Cathy McCause Family in honor of the late Pat Hoxworth Hill, Conrad Hoxworth & Alfred Hoxworth. Join Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder, Chamber members, the City Council and Martinez residents as the Contra Costa sky is brightened this holiday season by honoring the lives of loved ones. Festivities include music by Creekside Church , reading of a memorial poem, memorial names, holiday treats & hot cocoa…and the magical moment when the Tree is lighted!
Lights can be dedicated for a minimum gift of $25; Donors of $100 or more have the option of having their name listed in the tree lighting program, and tax-deductible tree sponsorships range from $250 to $10,000. Proceeds from Tree of Lights ceremonies benefit our communities and the patients and families in the care of Hospice of the East Bay. Established in 1977, Hospice of the East Bay is a not-for-profit agency that helps people cope with end of life by providing medical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support for patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay. For light purchases, donations, sponsorships and event questions, please call (925) 887-5678 or visit www.MartinezHospiceTree.com.
As part of the Martinez community outreach at this event, unwrapped holiday gifts suitable for 12-18 year old teens are being collected for the Foster a Dream’s annual December Winter Wonderland (www.fosteradream.com). Special thanks are extended to The UPS Store/Arnold Drive, Smokey D’s BBQ, Connolloy & Taylor and Shell Oil Products US Martinez. While this will be the 23rd lighting of the Martinez tree, for the last 26 years a total of 11 Hospice trees are lit each season throughout Contra Costa. To learn more, visit www.hospiceeastbay.org.