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Hospice Plans Tree Lighting

Hospice of the Conejo will host the 16th annual Tree of Life lighting ceremony, at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the JCPenney court at The Oaks mall.

The tree-lighting ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will be led by a family who lost a son to terminal illness. Entertainment will be offered by the children’s singing group Sunshine Generation.

The hospice is a support agency that helps families with a relative who is terminally ill and provides bereavement support.

During the holiday season, shoppers at The Oaks may honor a loved one by inscribing his or her name in the Tree of Life album and donating a star ornament to the tree. The person’s name will also be engraved in the star. A $15 donation is suggested for each star ornament, but not required. The mall is at 222 W. Hillcrest Drive.

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The hospice receives about 500 stars annually, hospice Executive Director Grethe Rivera said. For more information on the hospice or the Tree of Life, call (805) 495-2145.


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