By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hospice and Home Care of Reno County is continuing its annual Remember Me Tree campaign.
"Since 1987, I believe, it's been a long standing tradition," said Andrea Siefkes with Hospice and Home Care of Reno County. "People could donate money and they'd have bows put on the tree in memory of or in honor of their loved ones. When Dillons Marketplace opened, we were fortunate, they were able to give us a location to display our tree and we'd have volunteers set up to take donations."
It's not quite going to be the same this year.
"We are still displaying a tree at Dillons," Siefkes said. "Actually, First National Bank has been very gracious. They redid their branch recently and we are able to display a Christmas tree there. We will have an ornament and a figurine setup right by the tree that people can see what they could get with a donation."
Gifts of $40 will be acknowledged with an ornament and $75 or more with a figurine.
"We do have a form online that people can visit at hospicerenocounty.com," Siefkes said. "They can come to our office at 2020 North Waldron. That's at Doctor's Park, right across from the Hutch Clinic, or as I mentioned, at Lyons Federal Bank, right in Lyons."
The Remember Me Tree campaign runs from November 30th to December 22nd.