Community Care Hospice celebrates the season


For the 13th year, Community Care Hospice is celebrating the holiday season with the sale of unique, handmade Angel Care tree ornaments and the lighting of holiday trees in the community.

Ornaments designed by local artist Mary Eason of Glass Roots Studio sell for $20 with proceeds benefitting Community Care Hospice patients and families. The ornaments can be displayed on community trees until after the holiday season when the owner can pick the keepsake up for future holiday celebrations to remember a loved one.

Tree lighting ceremonies including music, fellowship and refreshments are planned at community tree locations on the following dates/times:

• Monday, Dec. 4 at noon at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro;

• Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, 600 W. Main St., Wilmington;

• Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Wilmington Nursing and Rehab Center, 75 Hale St., Wilmington;

• Monday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Clinton County Senior Center, 717 Nelson Ave., Wilmington.

Orders for the ornaments can be made by calling 937-382-5400 or 877-903-5400 and must be received by Dec. 17.

Community Care Hospice, based in Wilmington, is a not-for-profit hospice founded in 2004 serving 10 counties. In 2014, more than 300 patients and families received care from the organization, which employs 36. Community Care Hospice is committed to ensuring that the patients live each day fully and as alert and pain-free as possible. Community Care Hospice honors patients by providing them with the freedom to make informed decisions and provides special care and support for families.

Submitted by Craig Schrolucke, director of mission engagement and communication, Community Care Hospice.

This is one of the ornaments Community Care Hospice is selling. is one of the ornaments Community Care Hospice is selling.

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