Orders are now being accepted for the annual Tomah Memorial Hospice “Love Light Tree” program. In its 27th year, the Love Light Tree program consists of a holiday evergreen tree that is decorated with lights that are purchased by people to remember family members or friends.

“Holidays can be a very difficult time of year when people are missing a family member or a friend,” said hospice director Laura Fritz, R.N., A.P.N.P. “Our ceremony is held to recognize and honor those who are no longer with us but still in our thoughts and memories.”

In the past more than 800 names were read during the event.

“People are very thankful that we hold this ceremony every year to honor their loved ones,” Fritz said.

She said the program also helps family members deal with closure around their loss.

Love Light purchase forms are available at the Tomah Hospice Touch office at 601 Straw St., Tomah Memorial Hospital at 321 Butts Ave., Phillip’s Tomah Pharmacy and online at tomahhospital.org.

Individual lights are $5 or a string of lights can be purchased for $25 by Nov. 27 to be included in the ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level classrooms at Tomah Memorial.

Additional information about the program can be obtained by contacting Hospice Touch in Tomah at 608-374-0250.